Some Colorado Flood Evacuees to Go Home

As many as 200 people are still unaccounted for while some flood victims are allowed to go home.
1:19 | 09/19/13

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And in colorado, search and rescue teams will be out in the flood zone again today. And some evacuated families will be going home, though uncertain of what they will find. Abc's clayton sandell is in lyons, one of the hardest hit communities. Clayton? Reporter: This morning, teams are desperately searching through homes and piles of debris for as many as 200 people still unaccounted for. They're scanning from the air, too. But hundreds of people are refusing to leave. Officials say it may be their last chance to get out. We want to make sure that those folks know that if they refuse, we may not be able to deploy helicopters again down the road. Reporter: Overnight, new reports of a damaged oil tank spilling thousands of gallons of crude oil into flood-swollen rivers. In towns that have working roads, some are being allowed back in. Artist john king took us to his home in lyons. Part of it ripped away by a river, now four-times wider than before. This was all dry ground. There were houses here. Now, you can see, the river has shifted course. All of the homes along the river are now completely destroyed. This morning, officials say the cleanup and rebuilding could take years. For "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, lyons, colorado.

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