OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) - Flooding in Colorado has now claimed at least seven lives and hundreds of people are still unaccounted for at this time.
Monday, the National Guard canvassed the region hoping to evacuate residents from flooded homes.
State Officials report that at least 1,500 homes are destroyed and nearly 18,000 are damaged.
The Allard Family has been hit hard by the flooding too.
The family moved from the Miami Valley to Colorado Springs last year.
"The ground is saturated and so we end up with a bunch of different swimming pools around the house and it's coming through the foundation and that happened to hundreds of the houses including mine and two others in the neighborhood," says Gisela Allard.
The Allards say they're lucky because they still have electricity and haven't had to evacuate, like many of their friends.
"We have considered moving out of the house just because of mold reasons but, because they took the carpet and everything. We have living conditions that are still acceptable at this point," explains Gisela.
The Allards say this disaster has actually brought their community closer together
"People that don't know you, will see you in need and jump on it and just help you with anything you need. I was taking furniture out and I met people who came to my house, perfect strangers, because they saw the need," comments Gisela.
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