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Search & Rescue Crews Grounded

I didn’t think about this when I was bitching about the rain and fog on the way to school this morning:

Helicopter search teams have been grounded until clouds lift in Colorado, where more than 1,000 people are unaccounted for following massive flooding.

The search teams are part of a coordinated effort between state personnel and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is sending two 80-person search-and-rescue teams to assist with continuing rescues in Larimer County and providing aid to other communities following massive flooding that began Wednesday along the Front Range. Large military vehicles were attempting to get up the mountain roads, but the key component of the search effort, helicopter crews flying out of Boulder, were suspended early Monday.

It’s been a tough couple of years here on the Front Range.