Reporting Maria Medina
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The massive flooding in Colorado has stranded thousands of people, including 40 Sacramento high school students.
Barbara Carruthers got the call Friday morning her daughter wasn’t coming home later in the evening as planned, and that they’d try to get to the airport on Sunday.
But with more rain on the way in Colorado, there’s no telling what will happen.
The images of the flooding in Colorado are haunting this mother in Sacramento.
“They’re terrifying, you know.”
Carruthers said goodbye to her 15-year-old daughter Beatrice Borba on Sept. 3. She was bound for Rocky Mountains Pathway Ranch in Allenstown, Colo., with more than three dozen other Sacramento students from the Options For Youth charter school.
Just before the 10-day trip came to an end, massive flooding hit the town of Lyons, the town the students need to get to from the rancho to make their way home.
“They can’t get to the airport because the roads are washed out.”
And to make matters worse, Barbara says her daughter can’t get a cellphone signal from the ranch, and Barbara can’t get through the ranch’s landline.
A few days into the trip, her daughter wrote her a letter.
“Dear Mom, I love you so much and I really miss you, and I can’t call so I figured I’d write. I can’t wait to see you I miss you.”
Barbara says she’s shed some tears waiting for the call that her daughter is on her way back to Sacramento.
Thousands were rescued Friday from the town of Lyons. Barbara says she’s not sure if her daughter’s group was part of the rescued. The ranch does have a blog and they’ve updated it saying the students are fine and keeping dry.