Biden Views Flood Devastation in Colorado
KREX News Room
DENVER (AP)- Vice President Joe Biden took a helicopter tour of flood-ravaged areas of Colorado on Monday, getting a first-hand look at the devastation and promising residents that government help wouldn't disappear as soon as news cameras were gone.
Biden flew aboard an Army Blackhawk helicopter over flood-affected portions of Broomfield, Boulder, Estes Park, Loveland and Greeley, then landed in Greeley and traveled by motorcade to a Federal Emergency Management Agency briefing.
There, Biden insisted the threat of a government shutdown over the budget won't affect federal aid or recovery efforts.
The vice president also acknowledged that the $35 million the federal government has already given Colorado for road repairs is ``obviously not going to be enough.''
After his statements, Biden flew back to Buckley Air Force Base, then departed for Washington, D.C.