DENVER Boulder County emergency officials say National Guard helicopters are rescuing hundreds of residents stranded in Jamestown.
County spokeswoman Liz Donaghey says two National Guard helicopters are shuttling as many people as they can carry from the mountain town cut off by flooding.
She says 295 people are being airlifted Friday afternoon. It was unclear how many more people are in the town.
Donaghey declined to say where the residents were being taken for shelter, saying they needed a break after being without water or electricity for more than a day.
Helicopter airlifts also are happening in Larimer County and in other parts of Boulder County.
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith says authorities there are focusing on residents with medical problems, though hundreds remain stranded.
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