By truck and helicopter, thousands of people stranded by floodwaters came down from the Colorado Rockies on Friday.
Rocky Mountain National Park is closing down and escorting visitors out of the park because of heavy rain there and flooding in neighboring Estes Park.
The football game between Fresno State and the University of Colorado in Boulder was postponed on Friday because of flooding that’s devastating the state.
A pair of hikers made it down one of Colorado’s highest peaks on their own Friday after being stranded by an ice storm for two days, the National Park Service said.
An elderly man who was walking his dog has been rescued after being swept away by rushing water down a Denver drainage ditch.
Police in Longmont said they have enacted their 500-year flood plan. They also have made a Declaration of Emergency in city limits which includes a curfew from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday.
President Barack Obama declared an emergency exists in Colorado. He ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to severe storms, flooding and mudslides.
The Big Thompson River has flooded Estes Park, forcing evacuations and businesses to close.
No one can get in or out of the town of Lyons after overnight flooding. The National Guard has made it into Lyons to help those trapped there.
The University of Colorado in Boulder has cancelled classes through at least Friday after evacuating about 400 students because of dangerous flooding that has essentially shut down the city- taking homes and lives.