Colorado Governor Orders Evacuations From 'Biblical' Rainfall

Sunday, 15 Sep 2013 01:28 PM

By Amy Woods

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Sunday saving lives, ordering evacuations and helping those rescued are the orders of the day in the wake of fierce flooding that has killed four.

"We're still dealing with that 'how do we save lives' first," Hickenlooper said on CNN's "State of the Union."

He said more than 2,000 residents have been moved out of Boulder and Larimer counties while 500 remain missing and unaccounted for, as power, phone and mobile service have been disrupted since Wednesday night. On Thursday, the National Weather Service warned of "biblical rainfall amounts" in the region.

“This is a heck of a storm," Hickenlooper said. "If this had been snow, we would have had close to 15 feet of snow."

President Barack Obama on Saturday declared a major disaster, and Hickenlooper said both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Guard have been "terrific" and "spectacular."

"They have been incredibly responsive," he said.

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