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100 School Children & Teachers Rescued From Colorado Floods

Mon, September 16, 2013 12:26pm EDT by Kristine Kowalski Add first Comment
Colorado Floods
Courtesy of NBC

The horrific Sept. floods destroyed homes and ravaged the Boulder, CO area — and left 85 fifth-graders and 14 adults stranded at their school. The group was airlifted to safety by the National Guard and reunited with parents after being stranded at the school’s educational center for two days.

The devastating floods in Colorado affected thousands of people, including 85 school children and their teachers from Fireside Elementary School in Louisville, Colorado. The group was left stranded for two days by the flooding when water took out the roads near their outdoor center. They were airlifted to safety from the Cal-Wood Education Center on Sept. 14, following a huge successful rescue mission.

Colorado Floods — 100 School Children & Teachers Rescued

The kids were safely reunited with their parents on Sept. 14 after days of scary uncertainty.

“All the kids are down from the mountains and either delivered here or en route,” said Briggs Gamblin, a spokesman for the Boulder Valley School District, said. They were taken down from the mountainside by the National Guard “by helicopter, then flown to the Boulder Municipal Airport before being loaded onto buses and brought to Fireside Elementary,” he told NBC News.

The school center kept the children’s parents updated during the whole ordeal, but it was still a nerve-wrecking situation.

Teachers Keep School Children’s Spirits Up

Making the most of their scary situation, the teachers organized a dance party to keep the children’s spirits up while they were stranded at the school center. The children enjoyed snacking on “tacos with all the fixings,” according to NBC.

What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Are you impressed with how great a job the teachers did keeping the kids occupied?

WATCH: Children Airlifted To Safety After Boulder Area Flooding — NBC

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