WEATHER -- September 17, 2013 at 1:36 PM ET
Colorado officials optimistic about flood relief efforts
Local fire and police departments are working together with FEMA, National Guard and other military personnel to rescue stranded citizens and re-build downed power lines and travel routes in Colorado areas ravaged by heavy rains and flooding.
"Certainly there is a sense of some optimism...This sunshine that I'm fighting today is exactly what we need. It's drying things out; the waters are coming down.."