United States Representative Jared Polis (L) talks with two stranded people who were rescued after being spotted by a National Guard helicopter pilot along the Big Thompson River in northern Colorado ... more 
United States Representative Jared Polis (L) talks with two stranded people who were rescued after being spotted by a National Guard helicopter pilot along the Big Thompson River in northern Colorado during an overflight of the flooded areas in this September 14, 2013 handout photo. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was also on the flight, which toured flood-affected areas of northern Colorado to assess the damage. Colorado residents are beginning to assess the damage after torrential downpours unleashed flash flooding that killed five people and forced thousands to flee to higher ground as rising water toppled buildings and stranded motorists. REUTERS/U.S. Air National Guard/Capt. Darin Overstreet/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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