Colorado Office of Emergency Management announced that nearly 19,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged as the results of extensive flooding that covered thousands of square miles.
As of Sunday, with waters beginning to recede and damages being revealed, the flooding still spanned 15 counties. The biggest hits are anticipated in Larimer county, which reports say suffered 1,120 square miles of flooding. Estimates for Boulder County cite 760 square miles affected, and 385 in Jefferson County.
Emergency managers are already estimating $100-$150 million in damages in Boulder County; according to reports, 35 bridges, 100 minor structures and 100 miles of road are expected to require repairs. On Saturday, President Obama declared the county a major disaster area, which qualifies it to receive federal assistance.
The latest updates say 11,700 people have been evacuated and a total of 1,253 people are unaccounted for.
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