8th confirmed flooding death in Colorado

Posted at 3:38 PM, Sep 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-23 15:38:29-04

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — The body of an unidentified female was found this weekend in the aftermath of the Colorado flooding, Larimer County authorities said Monday.

It is the first confirmed fatality in the county due to the floods, and it brings the storm-related death toll in the state to eight. Two other people in the county are currently listed as missing and presumed dead.

Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Colorado on Monday to view damage from recent flooding and survey recovery efforts.

Torrential rains that fell September 12 in mountainous areas north of Denver, and such downpours persisted for several more days, adding up to 18.1 inches in parts of Boulder County and 15.6 inches in Adams County, Gov. John Hickenlooper said.

The heavy rainfall spurred flash floods that turned picturesque canyons into funnels that deluged towns downstream and left hundreds stranded. More than a week later, many remained marooned — cut off from the rest of the world thanks to floodwaters that wiped out roads and bridges.

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