Aerial footage of Colorado mudslide reveals sheer size of disaster site
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:03
May 27 - Newly-released video from a mudslide in western Colorado reveals the vast size of the disaster site, as rescue crews search for three men still missing and feared trapped beneath the earth. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Newly-released video from Sunday's mudslide in western Colorado gives a sense of just how large it really was.
Nearly-four miles long and two miles wide.
In some places, the disaster area is 250 feet deep.
On Tuesday, the search continued for three men missing since the mudslide tore through this remote mountain region 200 miles west of Denver.
Up to 50 emergency personnel are scouring this vast area for any sign of the victims.
SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN SAYING:
"We really want to make sure that the family of the employee and as well as the missing people's families know that we are hear to support them as Mesa County and support the Sheriff in his attempts to find them."
The Mesa County Sheriff says the mudslide moved about 20 feet overnight and remains very unstable.
The National Weather Service had warned, this month, of monsoon rains in Colorado that could increase the chance of landslides.
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