Nearly 5 inches of rain fell across Boulder, Colo., Wednesday, causing massive flooding within the city and taking the life of one.
Rain began early in the morning and continued throughout the day, becoming heavy in the evening. As much as 1 inch of rain per hour fell in the area.
Rushing flood waters made roads dangerous and impassible, trapping cars and limiting travel. At least one house collapsed.
Colorado University's Boulder Campus closed for Thursday, Sept. 12, "due to effects of severe flooding and the ongoing weather emergency," according to the school's website.
Rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms will persist around Boulder and along the I-25 corridor into Friday morning. Additional rainfall can add to the flooding problems.
#boulder is #flooding.. In case you didn't already know. #boulderflood #iliveinalake pic.twitter.com/AA0E2ZBd1Q— Gaelen Calhoun (@GaeCal) September 12, 2013
@Clayton_Sandell on a bike path in boulder creek. #boulderflood pic.twitter.com/NU8LgWPFRt— Carol McKinley (@CarolAMcKinley) September 12, 2013
This person is going to have a bad morning. Whole Foods garage in Boulder #cowx #boulderflood pic.twitter.com/nYF2soHjms— David Harpe (@daveharpe) September 12, 2013
6th & Sable. 7 am. @KDVR pic.twitter.com/x2IQKnuO2R— Poof (@_xoamanda) September 12, 2013