Colorado Flooding Update: Boulder Evacuations, Mudslides, Deaths

Evacuations continues as a massive flash flood continues. Live updates continue on the Colorado flood.

(The Weather Channel)  Waves of rain continue to push through northern Colorado communities that have been inundated by floodwaters Friday. That has hurt rescue efforts, particularly in Boulder and Larimer counties. At least three people have been killed, and one more person who was inside a vehicle that was swept away in Boulder County is considered missing. Thousands are in shelters.

  • The White House has announced that President Barack Obama approved federal disaster assistance for hard-hit Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties, authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate the relief effort.
  • Commerce City officials have ordered about 400 residents to leave a neighborhood near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge after a nearby dam failed and as rain continued to fall in the area.
  • Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle asks everyone to stay inside and off the roads through Friday. Twelve dams have been overtopped.
  • Larimer County reports the Poudre River is rising rapidly and flooding is imminent.
  • Nearly 100 Colorado National Guard Troops were assisting in search-and-rescue operations
  • About 25 percent of the buildings at the University of Colorado-Boulder have some sort of damage. Classes are canceled Friday.
  • Widespread damage reports in cities including Boulder, Commerce City, Jamestown, Aurora, Lyons, Estes Park and Colorado Springs.
  • Roads and major highways across the area are closing. Check @ColoradoDOT for the latest.

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