Created on Thursday, 12 September 2013 Written by STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities as heavy rains hammered northern Colorado on Thursday.
In this Aug. 12, 2013, photo, earth-filled water from a heavy rainstorm begins to flow over a drainage creek during flooding which occurred three days after a deadly flash flood struck at the same location, causing millions of dollars in damage, in Manitou Springs, Colo. Manitou Springs lies downstream of the vast swaths of scorched earth left behind by last year's Waldo Canyon Fire, making the town highly prone to flash flooding. In Colorado, multiple flash floods have struck this summer in or near scars left by last year’s wildfires. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Boulder Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Gabrielle Boerkircher said volunteers are trying to help stranded people until emergency crews can arrive because many roads are impassable.
Boerkircher said one person was killed when a structure collapsed in Jamestown.
Colorado Springs spokeswoman Kim Melchor said police conducting flood patrols found a body in the water on the west side of the city Thursday morning after warnings were issued for flooding from a wildfire burn scar west of town.