Colorado Flooding (2013)

Colorado flooding: 6 likely dead, more than 700 missing

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Widespread flood recovery efforts continued Sunday in Colorado as hundreds of residents remained unaccounted for and the death toll — as well as the number of missing — continued to rise.

Officials said there were at least 700 Coloradans still missing in Boulder and Larimer counties after the disaster, which has washed out bridges and roads and isolated several central Colorado communities.

Gov. John Hickenlooper, appearing on CNN on Sunday morning, expressed hope that many of the missing are simply out of reach of communications, and have "already gotten out or [are] staying with friends."

"But," he added, "we're...