Vehicles submerged by flooding near Greeley, Colorado, USA, 14 Sept 2013 (AP)
Historic flooding in the state of Colorado, USA has left at least 6 people dead and more than 500 missing according to emergency management officials.
The state has asked the federal government for up to 20 counties to be considered disaster areas so they will be eligible for relief.
Heavy rains have caused rivers and streams to overflow and the deluge has also led to ten oil spills.
The hardest hit areas have been north and east of Denver, Colorado’s state capital.