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Colorado flooding

Colin Dinsmore, of Summit County Rescue, center, carries a dog on his shoulder after rescuing three people, five dogs and two cats from a flooded home, Friday in Boulder, Colo.
Dave Jackson closes a mailbox with his foot after delivering the mail to a home surrounded on three sides by a flooded Cheyenne Creek in Colorado Springs, Colo. Friday.
Will Pitner is rescued by emergency workers Friday after a night trapped sheltering outside on high ground above his home as it filled with water after days of record rain and flooding, at the base of Boulder Canyon, Colo. People in Boulder were ordered to evacuate as water rose to dangerous levels amid a storm system that has been dropping rain for a week. Rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities, while residents in the Denver area and other areas were warned to stay off flooded streets.
John Shada takes pictures of a geyser of floodwater shooting out of a sewer on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs, Colo., Thursday.
Officials investigate the scene of a road collapse at Highway 287 and Dillon at the Broomfield/Lafayette border, Colo., that sent three vehicles into the water after flash flooding on Thursday.
Cars sit in a flooded driveway as Cheyenne Creek flows over its banks and into the surrounding creek-side properties in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday.
A farmer clears debris from railroad tracks near his land on Friday south of Longmont, Colo.
Residents check out the closed bridge on Stratton Avenue as water continues to rush down Cheyenne Creek in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday.
Colorado Springs Utilities workers inspect a 30-foot section of Old Stage Road near Pine Road that washed out as water floods the area in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday.
Kimberly Meyers, her husband, Traeger, and baby Harper, walk along North Broadway in Boulder, Colo., to survey the flood damage on Friday.
Floodwaters rush down Cheyenne Creek as storms continue to hit Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday.
Trent Fallica of the City of Boulder Traffic Signal Department, checks on an electrical box next to a raging creek during the flood in North Boulder, Colo., on Thursday. Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountain sides in Colorado.
Colin Dinsmore, of Summit County Rescue, center, carries a dog on his shoulder after rescuing three people, five dogs and two cats from a flooded home, Friday in Boulder, Colo. - JEREMY PAPASSO / The Associated Press
Dave Jackson closes a mailbox with his foot after delivering the mail to a home surrounded on three sides by a flooded Cheyenne Creek in Colorado Springs, Colo. Friday. - Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette / MCT
Will Pitner is rescued by emergency workers Friday after a night trapped sheltering outside on high ground above his home as it filled with water after days of record rain and flooding, at the base of Boulder Canyon, Colo. People in Boulder were ordered to evacuate as water rose to dangerous levels amid a storm system that has been dropping rain for a week. Rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities, while residents in the Denver area and other areas were warned to stay off flooded streets. - Brennan Linsley / The Associated Press
John Shada takes pictures of a geyser of floodwater shooting out of a sewer on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs, Colo., Thursday. - Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette / MCT
Officials investigate the scene of a road collapse at Highway 287 and Dillon at the Broomfield/Lafayette border, Colo., that sent three vehicles into the water after flash flooding on Thursday. - Cliff Grassmick / The Associated Press
Cars sit in a flooded driveway as Cheyenne Creek flows over its banks and into the surrounding creek-side properties in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday. - Tribune Media MCT
A farmer clears debris from railroad tracks near his land on Friday south of Longmont, Colo. - Cliff Grassmick / The Associated Press
Residents check out the closed bridge on Stratton Avenue as water continues to rush down Cheyenne Creek in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday. - Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette / MCT
Colorado Springs Utilities workers inspect a 30-foot section of Old Stage Road near Pine Road that washed out as water floods the area in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday. - Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette / MCT
Kimberly Meyers, her husband, Traeger, and baby Harper, walk along North Broadway in Boulder, Colo., to survey the flood damage on Friday. - Cliff Grassmick / The Associated Press
Floodwaters rush down Cheyenne Creek as storms continue to hit Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday. - Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette / MCT
Trent Fallica of the City of Boulder Traffic Signal Department, checks on an electrical box next to a raging creek during the flood in North Boulder, Colo., on Thursday. Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountain sides in Colorado. - Paul Aiken / The Associated Press

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