Flooded Colorado’s worries turn to chemical contamination and disease
The rains may have stopped, by Colorado's problems are far from over.
The most immediate danger posed by the state's record-breaking floodwaters are the closed roads and bridges that continue to leave residents stranded and entire towns isolated. But as rescue workers continue to look for survivors -- at least 1,000 of whom remain in Larimer country alone -- and others begin the long process of rebuilding, some are raising new concerns about conditions in the 17 flooded counties.
The Colorado Department of Public Health is warning residents to stay away from floodwaters, which may contain raw sewage. In several communities, they recommend boiling water.