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5 Dramatic Photos of Colorado Flash Flooding

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September 13, 2013|8:49 pm

Flash flooding in Colorado caused by torrential downpours has reportedly killed at least three people. According to officials on Thursday, hundreds of people were forced to flee to higher ground as rising waters caused buildings to collapse and stranded cars.

Here are some of the most dramatic moments of the flooding.

1. A man being dramatically rescued after his car overturned in flood waters

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Rescue teams feverishly worked to help stranded victims, like this one stuck in an overturned car.

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Emergency personnel work to rescue a man trapped in his vehicle during flooding of Rock Creek in Lafayette, Colo.

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Emergency personnel work to rescue a man trapped in his vehicle during flooding of Rock Creek in Lafayette, Colo.

2. This home became completely cut off after a bridge collapsed in flood waters. The car can be seen inches from the edge of the collapsed ground with water pouring down.

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A home and car are stranded after a flash flood in Coal Creek destroyed the bridge near Golden, Colorado September 12, 2013.

3. A man attempts to walk through the flood waters that have consumed the sidewalk in Boulder.

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Matthew Messner looks for a way to cross where water from heavy rains in Boulder overflowed the sidewalk.


4. Local residents have shown great resolve and many were seen helping with the clean-up efforts.

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Nick Carter shovels debris into a dike as heavy rains cause severe flooding in Boulder, Colorado September 12, 2013.


5. A young man tries to help divert flood waters using sand bags.

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ake Bennett drops a sand bag down to help funnel water down a street in Boulder, Colo.


Please pray for all those affected by the flooding in Colorado.

 

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