Live Flood Blog: Major Lyons, Jeffco evacuations; Big Thompson swallowing I-25
DENVER — Deadly flooding was taking place in across the Front Range and in metro Denver Friday morning.
Rainfall totals hit 12″ in 24 hours in places including Aurora and Boulder County. Evacuations were in effect in many locations.
More than 50 school districts closed Friday. See the full list here.
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said evacuations were ordered in the Big Thompson, Poudre and Rist canyons. He said the water flow was higher and faster in the Big Thompson than during the devastating flood of July 31-August 1, 1976.
Officials have confirmed that three people have been killed due to flooding, two in Boulder County and another in Colorado Springs. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in some areas, and lengthy flash flood warnings and watches were also put in place.
The severe weather Friday will be constantly changing. For the latest, follow along with the real-time updates below.AlertMe