BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more pets than people.
National Guard spokesman Skye Robinson says the motto during one of the largest evacuations in Colorado history was "no pets left behind." That's because including pets in the rescue effort helped convince even reluctant residents to leave their homes. Officials also had more than enough space for the animals and even carried animal crates with them.
By Wednesday, more than 816 pets had been ferried to safety with their owners via helicopter. Hundreds more were rescued in ground operations.
Once safely on dry ground, Red Cross shelters had water bowls, on-site dog kennels and all the necessary supplies to ensure already stressed evacuees wouldn't have to be separated from their pets.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.