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Sep 12, 2013 5:55 AM by Caitlin Levy

One Person Dies in Boulder Flooding

Authorities say heavy rains have caused flash flooding in Boulder County that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for Boulder County and northwest Jefferson County, while a mandatory evacuation was in effect for the tiny community of Jamestown and the Fourmile area.

The Denver Post reports that the National Weather Service said that county officials reported some homes had collapsed in the Jamestown area.

Boulder Emergency Management spokeswoman Gabrielle Boerkircher says one person was killed when a structure collapsed in Jamestown.

She says they don't yet have other details because rescuers haven't been able to reach the scene.

Boekircher says about 400 students at the University of Colorado were evacuated and the campus was shutting down Thursday because of the flooding.

The Weather Service posted flash flood warnings for Boulder County and for parts of Broomfield, Adams, Weld, Larimer, and El Paso counties.

The Post says that mudslides and rockslides in several areas.





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