Friday, areas of Colorado were evacuated because of massive flooding; Boulder, CO was hit hard Thursday by flooding and several thousand people were evacuated 15 miles north of the city. 8,000 people who live along the Boulder Creek have been issued emergency alerts and 4,000 people near the Boulder Canyon were told it was a mandatory evacuation, according to USA Today.
Boulder, CO is under flood warnings through Friday morning, as well as the city of Loveland and Big Thompson Canyon. Three people have been killed from flood waters. Additional rain on Friday is expected to make the flooding worse. Eldorado Springs, CO is also under an evacuation order.
Thursday, the Colorado National Guard was brought in to help with the evacuation; high-clearance trucks were used to help get people out. President Obama also released funds to assist with the flooding efforts.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper asked that residents near the flood area are careful and to stay away from the rising water; the water may look safe to walk through, but he said that people are easily swept away. He also said that they have already lost "a great deal of infrastructure” from the Colorado flooding.
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Sources: USA Today and the Weather Channel