Boulder flooding is the cause of two deaths and major structure collapses in Colorado this week. In an updated Denver Post report Sept. 12 that was originally published Sept. 11, the Boulder flooding continues three days after being hit with heavy rain. Mandatory evacuations have followed in addition to several drivers being stranded and mudslides creeping up across Boulder County.
Severe structural damage has occurred in Jamestown and Fourmile Canyon. Officials have confirmed that at least one person was killed in Jamestown after a structure collapse.
Another death was confirmed Thr. morning after a body was discovered near Linden Avenue.
Residents of Jamestown and Fourmile Canyon have been evacuated. Boulder citizens have been warned to stay out of the city streets unless they are in low-lying areas or have flooding in their homes.
The University of Colorado, Boulder Valley, and St. Vrain Valley school districts will be closed Thr. due to the Boulder flooding.
Residents in Lyons and Pinewood Springs are urged to seek higher ground since a dam along the St .Vrain River failed near Pinewood Springs failed.
Various emergency shelters have been set in place for Boulder County evacuees. They include: Boulder YMCA on 28th Street and Mapleton Avenue; Memorial Building in Longmont at 700 Longs Peak Ave.; Nederland Community Center at Bridge and Fifth streets; Lyons Elementary at 338 High St.; Allenspark Presbyterian Camp at 1306 Colo. 7.