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East Texans headed to Colorado to aid in flood relief

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened to reveal cabins toppled, homes ripped from their foundations and everything covered in a thick layer of muck. Several Texans have answered the call to travel to Colorado to help the victims of the floods.

According to the Tyler office of the American Red Cross, one person from Tyler is already on the ground to help with the flooding efforts. Another volunteer from Wood County should head to the area soon. Others may be called up if they are needed.

Overall, there are more than 20 Red Cross members from North Texas - two from the East Texas area -  in Colorado to provide assistance.

Colorado has been pummeled by up to 15 inches in the past seven days. At least five are confirmed dead and hundreds are still missing.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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