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Oklahomans lend aid to flood ravaged Colorado

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LYONS, Colo_Rescuers in Colorado are continuing to get through flood-ravaged towns and are issuing a stern warning to anyone thinking of staying behind: leave now or be prepared to endure weeks without electricity, running water and basic supplies.

 

But they will get a little extra help from some Oklahomans. The American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma is sending several volunteers from Duncan, Norman and Enid to lend some aid. 

Authorities now say over 800 people have been rescued -- speculating it's the largest number of people rescued by helicopter since Hurricane Katrina.

At least four have lost their lives, and at least 500 people in the flood zone have not been heard from.

Authorities say they do expect the death toll to rise. 

 

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