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Heavy Rains in Colorado Cause Flash Flooding, Evacuations, and Dangerous Conditions

Heavy rains in parts of Colorado cause flash flooding, evacuations, and dangerous conditions.
Heavy rains in parts of Colorado cause flash flooding, evacuations, and dangerous conditions.

"Boulder County is experiencing a disaster."

Hundreds of people forced from their homes and streets left impassable.  All after at least 7 inches of rain fell overnight.

"We've lost roads, bridges, homes, cars, and we're just now beginning to try to assess the scope of the damage."

Police and Fire Officials have been working feverishly throughout the day to get people to safety.

This man was saved just as his car was being washed away.  Officials worry the situation could get worse as rescuers are having trouble getting to isolated areas such as the mountains and canyons.

Most businesses and schools were closed and people were urged to stay home.

The University of Colorado at Boulder was forced to move more than 400 graduate students to higher grounds after a creek near the campus overflowed it's banks.

One student describes the situation, "How high the creek was, how fast it was, how muddy it was, and how dangerous it was freaked us out."

Forecasters say this is not yet over by any means and a tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico could bring even more rain to the region.
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