Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 9:28 am
From the NPR Newscast: KGNU's Maeve Conran on the flooding
A huge overnight downpour that brought 4 to 7 inches of rain to the area around Boulder, Colo., has already produced "massive flooding" in the streets there, The Denver Post writes.
-- There have been three deaths. One person was killed when a building collapsed in Jamestown, Colo. Another person appears to have been caught by flash flooding in Colorado Springs, the Post reports. Details of the third death hadn't been released as of late morning. (Note: Word of a third death in Boulder County came in around 11:25 a.m. ET; that's when we most recently updated this post.)
The Boulder Daily Camera says that "meteorologists are calling the downpour that intensified Wednesday night — forcing evacuations in the foothills and canyons, collapsing structures, flooding city streets and killing at least one — somewhere between a 10-year and 25-year flood."