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Just saw a weather report on this morning's news. It said every building on campus was flooded. Is that common this time of the year?

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I doubt every building on campus if flooded, but several are.  Many roads in and around Boulder and Estes Park are closed.  The University of Colorado is Closed.  Boulder Gvt offices are closed, Boulder Valley Schools are closed, it's a mess.

And it's not just Boulder.  A lot of streets and highways around Denver are flooded and impassible.

I'm hearing this may be a 100 year flood.
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There was a big flood in Denver back in the 60s.  Maybe it's just a 50 year flood.

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just saw this in an article on Yahoo

(Reuters) - Flash flooding in Boulder, Colorado, has left at least one person dead, prompted widespread evacuations and caused an unknown number of structural collapses, officials said on Thursday.

Up to 4 inches of additional rain is expected on Thursday, exacerbating already "extremely dangerous" conditions, said Andrew Barth, a Boulder County Office of Emergency Management spokesman.

"There is water everywhere," Barth said. "We've had several structural collapses, there's mud and muck and debris everywhere. Cars are stranded all over the place."


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getting the same kind of stories from family around Billings MT and this is a story of an 89 year old who had to swim out of his house there
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Also heard this on NPR.  CU said that some student housing had been evacuated--I'm guessing it's family student housing, as that is by the creek.  Hope everyone is okay--GoBlue, you still out there?

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The Weather Channel is all about the flooding in Bolder.  They are showing a considerable amount of damage due to the flooding.

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A spokeswoman from the city was just on the news advising locals against using the flood waters for water sports entertainment.

Seems they are having a problem with the locals that way.  :D
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A spokeswoman from the city was just on the news advising locals against using the flood waters for water sports entertainment.

Seems they are having a problem with the locals that way.  :D

On CNN-HLN, they filmed one student trying to find rapid water to float his inner tube.  Taking the Mountain Dew commercials a bit too seriously, so there is a basis for this warning.

They also broadcasted a live water rescue, but there's a line of showers going up central New Mexico into Northern Colorado for the next few days -- some cities and towns are getting their flood controls tested throughout the weekend!!!


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Latest I heard was 3 dead in the area. 6" of rain in 24 hours, with more to come.

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9" here in Boulder so far since last night. 3-4 more inches expected today, very locally variable.  We didn't personally have to evacuate last night, but most the rest of University Family Housing had to, including the apartment we just moved from.  We got a lot of emergency messages last night, with the flood sirens at the creek nearby firing off late last night.  The University is closed all day today and tomorrow, so I have no work at the moment.

We're fine though. I got some pictures this morning, will prolly post them later.

ETA: And HJ is right, news says 3 dead so far.  And Spindle & SW are right too, there were moron undergrads sitting in the water with innertubes last night. Nothing like being 19 y.o. and invincible.  Oy.


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Glad to hear you and your's are OK.  

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I hope all of you up that way stay safe!

This has been a crazy summer weather-wise. It started out hot and dry with several big fires. July was wet and cooler; August had significant rains, and now September is starting out wet. We need the rain, just not so much of it at one time, please.


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We just got an emergency txt that a wall of water is coming down Boulder Creek from Left-Hand canyon. Sirens are all going off. We're bugging out now, gonna go to Barbara's work for awhile, just in case.

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Bridges are often constructed to 100-year storm levels. They're a good "measuring stick".

Stay safe everyone. Is this gonna affect the Pickle Gulch area?


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I live on "the hill" -all is good here. Had an emergency at the herbarium last night, but no specimens got damaged! Going in to assess my professor's offices and what-not soon. The texts, sirens, and loudspeaker messages are starting up again.

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Bridges are often constructed to 100-year storm levels. They're a good "measuring stick".

Stay safe everyone. Is this gonna affect the Pickle Gulch area?

Could be. The mountains are devastated. People stranded, rivers everywhere, cars and houses washed away -and so on.

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Problem is we are seeing "100 year storms" a lot more often.  It was announce that Bolder had the highest 24 hour rain on record. Also reported that 25% of the building on campus have some sort of water damage from very minor to ???.

I hope those with water damage have flood insurance.  This storm could be financially devastating to many in the area if they are uninsured.


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SnowPeak is apparently safe at work on the highest point in Thornton.

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Hang in there Boulderits!  As of this morning, we in Colo. Springs, had one dead.  Fountian Creek was as high at 24 feet, and Bear Creek, which is usually only about 1 foot deep, if that, was up past 6 feet deep.  I went through a puddle on the way to work that was up to my Xterra's footboards.

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Watch that water, mtngrl!  All of you out there, stay safe.

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Wow, looks like what we had in NY and Vermont 2 yrs ago with Irene. Hope everyone is safe.
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A few pics from Boulder Creek at 30th Street, a half-block from our place in Boulder.  Creek was running about 1800 cfs here, after cresting a couple feet higher at 3200 cfs earlier this morning.  It's normally 50-100 cfs this time of year.  It's supposed to get higher again soon (if not already) when Left-Hand Canyon and several of the other drainages further up the canyon propagate through town.

Anyway, we're personally just fine and should stay that way.  Hopefully we'll be able to get back to our place tonight, which we should as long as the water doesn't rise too much more.

Normally you can walk the creek path under 30th street with about 10' clearance.  Not now.







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Last Friday or was it Thursday, we got a real gully washer.  1.37 inches in 45 minutes.  Caused a lot of minor flooding on roads and streets and filled a lot a basements with water around here.  But nothing too serious.  Mostly an inconvenience, but it was something to see sheets of water come down that heavily.

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Longmont is split in half by St Vrain Creek. All roads that cross it are closed. We can't get to the north of the creek and they get to the south.

My work was also closed today. Will have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.  

The emergency crews are using Nelson Rd as the North border and has been filtering evacuee traffic up to there which runs into 119 which is closed on the East side of Longmont. Combine this with power outages and non-working stop lights and it's quite the cluster.

The St Vrain River is pretty angry running through town today.

More rain forecast for tonight.
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