Lincoln, Neb.-- Hundreds reported missing. Four confirmed dead.
Now, one American Red Cross volunteer from Nebraska is putting her life on hold for about three weeks, to help thousands of Colorado flood victims get their lives back on track.
Cheri Belger is one of eight Nebraska volunteers that will be heading to the flood ravaged, Rocky Mountain state.
"This one is a personal one for me," Belger said, "because my sister lives up in the mountains and she's stuck in her home because the road is, you know, gone."
Belger has been a Red Cross volunteer the last five years, and has helped disaster efforts in Texas, New Orleans and Vermont.
"I kind of know what to expect," Belger said.
Those expectations include destroyed homes, uprooted cars, displaced homeowners and dangerous floods.
"You gotta recognize that this water is filled with debris and sand," John Hickenlooper, the governor of Colorado, said," and it's almost like liquid cement. And, even just a foot and a half of water can knock people over and you can be swept away."
Belger said her task will likely include damage assessment, traveling to various parts of the state damaged by floods and relaying those costs to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Belger said one of the major problems in Colorado right now is destroyed roads, roads that need to be repaired so rescue crews and supplies can reach stranded homeowners.
"Whenever there's a big disaster," Belger said, "I really like to go and see what's what and help out in any way I can."
Belger also said she hopes that when people see her helping, it'll motivate them to lend a hand.
"There's only so many people and so many hours in the day," Belger said, "so, maybe seeing how we help out, maybe they'll be interested."