BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The City of Boulder has broken a rainfall record set more than 90 years ago.
Boulder received seven to 10 inches of rain in a 24 period between Wednesday and Thursday.
That breaks the previous record of 4.8 inches set on July 31, 1919.
A flash flood warning remained in effect for Boulder County until 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
All City of Boulder facilities, including libraries and recreation centers, will remain closed on Friday.
Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns, forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes. At least three people are reported dead.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s office is telling people to shelter in place rather than evacuate, because more people are injured in their cars. “Stay home or if they’re in danger climb to higher ground,” said Cmdr. Heidi Prentup. Many area roads are closed.
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