More rain is forecast through Sunday for the Colorado flood region, on top of the 15 inches some parts have already received, with state officials warning that “very heavy rainfall” is likely again Friday. Authorities called on thousands more people in the city of Boulder (and nearby towns) to evacuate as rivers and creeks rose to dangerous levels.
The late-night reports from Boulder and the village of Eldorado Springs came as rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in Colorado mountain communities. Residents in the Denver area and other downstream communities were warned to stay off flooded streets.
Watch cars as they try to navigate flooded streets. Remember, if you’re driving and come across a flooded road, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!:
The towns of Lyons, Jamestown and others in the Rocky Mountain foothills have been without power or telephone given the rain, pummeling the region all week, intensified late Wednesday and early Thursday.
For additional tips on how to stay safe from flood threats, read Stay Above Water: Flood Safety 101.
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-The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team
Post written with help from article by P. Solomon Banda and Ben Neary, The Associated Press