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Two dead as flash floods hit Colorado

on September 12, 2013 10:20 AM

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say heavy rains have caused flash flooding in Boulder County that has closed streets, prompted evacuations and left two people 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 reported that the National Weather Service said county officials reported some homes had collapsed in the Jamestown area.

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

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