At Least 3 killed by Colorado Flood Waters

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DENVER — Four days of rain have turned parts of Colorado into a flash-flood zone as rising waters have brought death, destruction and mudslides, forcing evacuations and shuttering schools.

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More than half a foot of rain deluged Boulder County, Col., setting off flooding and rock slides that collapsed homes, put dams at risk and killed at least two people. (Credit: David Harpe/KDVR)

At least three deaths have been confirmed, officials said Thursday, as search-and-rescue teams were trying to reach stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities and heavy rains continued.

“The city of Boulder is just overwhelmed with water,” Barbara Halpin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder Office of Emergency Management, told The Times. “I’ve heard from people who say they have lived here for 25 years and have never seen anything like it.”

The National Weather Service warned of an “extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation” throughout the region as it posted flash-flood warnings, watches and advisories throughout the morning.

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