The flooding in Colorado has affected hundreds upon thousands of people and still continues to do so. It is now even affecting those sent to deliver help and support. The Denver Post reported on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, that a number of National Guard members and first responders have been stranded in Lyons, Colorado due to the flooding.
A total of six members of the Colorado National Guard and as many as nine first responders are indeed stranded in Lyons, Colorado on Monday. They got trapped there by the flooding overnight.
Rescuers are waiting out the flood on Monday until they are able to leave by using a helicopter. Another option to get out is by using high tactical vehicles to cross the river that is still violently raging northwest of Boulder, Colorado.
As of now, those that are stranded are still searching homes and surrounding areas for any people that my be left inside or trapped.
On Sunday, the National Guard says that more than 50 Colorado National Guardsman, civilians, and other rescuers were stopped by rising waters. All of them were working on a land evacuation on Sunday, but the constant rising of the water forced them to stop.
Bad weather stopped all operations on Sunday, but Army helicopters were able to bring most of them to safety.