As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to endure weeks without electricity, running water and basic supplies.
In Boulder there’s a race against time going on to try to protect homes and businesses from more potential flooding.
The campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder remained closed Friday and evacuations are still in place for about 400 students because of dangerous flooding that essentially shut down the city.
The Red Cross has opened several shelters for those displaced due to flooding and severe weather.
People evacuated by a wildfire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs are returning home.
Heavy rains Monday afternoon in the Waldo Canyon burn area with lots of erosion brought mud down in Fountain Creek. It left mud behind on Highway 24 and throughout Manitou Springs.
Fire officials say a blaze in Southern Colorado is growing in hot, gusty weather and has destroyed some buildings.
The evacuation order remains in effect in the Lime Gulch Fire burning in Jefferson County, and officials say the weather on Friday isn’t helping in their efforts to contain the blaze.
Evacuations remain in place for about 100 homeowners in southern Jefferson County due to the Lime Gulch Fire, which was likely started by lightning.
The Black Forest Fire is now 75 percent contained, and officials are hopeful the residents of the some of the worst burned areas will be allowed to briefly return to their property on Tuesday or Wednesday.