St. Louis woman stuck in Colorado floods

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The severe flooding effected the rescue for a Parkway high graduate  trapped in the Rocky Mountains. Now, word has come that she and a friend may have been saved.

 Connie Yang, who grew up in Chesterfield and Suzane Turrell are experienced climbers. But they got stuck in an unexpected snowstorm in Rocky Mountain National Park.   The women used their phones to text family members Thursday, saying they were stuck in whiteout conditions.  The batteries in their phones have diedbut they were able to send out information about location.

Family members have contacted park rangers.  However, coordinating a rescue effort is tough because of a communications blackout on top of the flooding.

CNN’S Ashleigh Banfield talked to Connie Yang’s sister on Friday about the situation. “Last night, the ranger said they would try and get a group together this morning at first light, but we have not heard from them today.”

Late this afternoon a Facebook posting from the park rangers said they rescued two women. But, we aren’t sure if it is Yang and Turell.  He women’s family members have set up a website with all of their communication and how they are trying to rescue the women.

See the latest updates here:  http://helpconnieandsuz.tumblr.com/