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Helicopters to assist rescue of Colorado flood victims grounded for now
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says a number of helicopters arrived in the flood ravaged state.
Their mission -- to assist in rescuing hundreds of people who are still unaccounted for.
But the relentless rain prevented the National Guard from using the helicopters to search for the missing.
The helicopters are unfortunately grounded due to the weather. As soon as conditions change and its safe enough for them to get back up flying they will be flying.
Authorities worry that additional rain will cause more flooding and debris.
With roads washed away and bridges submerged ... The only way to get to some people is by air.
One man trapped in his home watched in horror when a car got stuck with four teens inside.
The intensity of the storm and the mud that was coming down the creek and overflowing on to Linden had increased to the point where they then bottomed out...Their car got stuck.
Two of the teens managed to get out of the car, but were swept away by the rapid flood waters.
They are counted among the dead.
The loss of life and devastating damage reduced one sheriff to tears, but didn't break his spirit.
Although rescue crews are hindered in the air - first responders will continue working on the ground to find missing people and help those in need of food and water.