Biden to visit flood-devastated Colorado
September 19th, 2013
01:44 PM ET
10 months ago

Biden to visit flood-devastated Colorado

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will travel to Colorado on Monday to assess the state's severe flood damage, the White House announced Thursday.

Rainfall descended on Colorado last week in what some have called "biblical" proportions, causing six deaths and an estimated $2 billion in damage.

About 200 people remain unaccounted for, though most of those are believed to be alive and well.

Read more: Record rain, steep canyons fueled Colorado floods


Filed under: Colorado • Joe Biden
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Where are these potential 2016 republican candidates at? Jeb, Bobby, Sarah, anyone???

    September 19, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. jsmoulder

    Just what emergency personnel in Colorado, to supply security for this guy while they also need to help those in need.

    September 19, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. Tampa Tim

    Republican solution: Move out of Colorado if you don't like flooding.

    September 19, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    There's still a couple of hundred folks still missing, ain't it? Tell Joe not to consume too many of the emergency and security personnel escorting you around. And, Joe? Leave a few helicopters behind when you leave.

    September 19, 2013 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. w l jones

    Nothing better knowing you got governmet all your fellow American got your back in time of need. Stay strong in your trying time. Bless.

    September 19, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. just saying

    honestly.... how many millions is this trip going to cost? and for what? a photo op? and people are screaming about sequester cuts?! well obama and biden sure haven't cut back on all their travel boondoggles.

    September 19, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA wrote

    Where are these potential 2016 republican candidates at? Jeb, Bobby, Sarah, anyone???
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    Let 'em stay where they are, outta da way. What I want to know is why is it no one in DC has been talking about how many relief dollars need to get sent to Colorado? Is it because of the bad timing with the CR and debt ceiling limit battles?

    September 19, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. rs

    just saying

    honestly.... how many millions is this trip going to cost? and for what? a photo op? and people are screaming about sequester cuts?! well obama and biden sure haven't cut back on all their travel boondoggles.
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    Honestly- you never care when its a Right-winger jetting off to someplace do you? Did it bother you when McCain went to Turkey? Does it bother you when Cruz goes to Iowa? Did it bother you when G.W. Bush made 38 trips to Waco? No, it didn't did it?

    September 19, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    rs
    Honestly- you never care when its a Right-winger jetting off to someplace do you? Did it bother you when McCain went to Turkey? Does it bother you when Cruz goes to Iowa? Did it bother you when G.W. Bush made 38 trips to Waco? No, it didn't did it?
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    Don't forget about the Chee-Knee guy. He made so many trips that they didn't dare tell anyone about them?

    September 19, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Hey Joe! We had some really bad rain here yesterday too. I hear a couple of frogs may have gotten concussions. When can we expect your visit and photo op?

    September 19, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    -just saying

    honestly.... how many millions is this trip going to cost? and for what? a photo op? and people are screaming about sequester cuts?! well obama and biden sure haven't cut back on all their travel boondoggles.
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    Ah, back to being the life of the party, I see....the Nazis or the Communists, maybe, but not the GOP.

    September 19, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  12. truth hurts but reality bites

    Let no crisis or tragedy be wasted....

    September 19, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    -Rudy NYC

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA wrote

    Where are these potential 2016 republican candidates at? Jeb, Bobby, Sarah, anyone???
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    Let 'em stay where they are, outta da way. What I want to know is why is it no one in DC has been talking about how many relief dollars need to get sent to Colorado? Is it because of the bad timing with the CR and debt ceiling limit battles?
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    Yes, damn inconvenient things, these natural disasters. Maybe Issa should investigatethe Almighty to find out why they are not being scheduled at the appropriate time for maximum effectiveness for the GOP.

    September 19, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I just CANNOT get up the sympathy level that this type of natural disaster would normally elicit from me.
    I keep thinking that they should use all those guns that they are so attached to to buttress the waters....or at the very least shoot down some rocks and see if that might hold back the rushing tide.
    It would be a nice change if the good citizens of Colorado put their precious guns to some other outstanding use other than allowing psychos to get their hands on them and murder their children in schools and movie theaters.

    September 19, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Is Colorado a "Red" state or a "Blue" state?
    It never made any difference to me before but these Tea-infested Rethuglikkklans have been driving that division home for so many years.
    In any case I hope they don't object to the federal relief money that will be coming their way courtesy primarily of the so-called "Blue" states.
    We're happy to help out our fellow Americans in their time of need.
    It would just be nice as hell if they didn't talk so much s hit about us after taking our money.

    September 19, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. Malory Archer

    jsmoulder

    Just what emergency personnel in Colorado, to supply security for this guy while they also need to help those in need.

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    Not sure what your trying to get across with that word salad, but it appears you're angry that Colorado will be required to provide security for the VP. But that can't be correct as the VP travels with his own security team.

    September 19, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |