LONGMONT, Colo. (September 23, 2013)--The number of people still unaccounted for in the aftermath of Colorado’s historic floods dwindled to six Monday the Larimer County Sheriff's Department said.
Over the weekend searchers spoke in person or on the phone with 54 people previously considered missing, officials said.
Efforts are underway to locate the six people still unaccounted for and other people may be missing who haven't been reported, officials said.
More than 1,200 people were listed as missing in the first days of the flooding, but the number has dropped dramatically as communication and highway access has been restored.
The death toll remains at seven.
The flooding this month wreaked havoc across 17 counties and 2,000 square miles.
Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to visit Colorado on Monday to view the damage and survey recovery efforts.