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Areas in the vicinity of Boulder, Colo., are being hit by severe flash flooding early Thursday that has led to evacuations and killed at least one person, according to local media reports.
ABC's 7 News reported that torrential rain has closed roads and promoted evacuations. It reported that at least 1 person has been killed as a result of the floods but gave no further details.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Northern Jefferson and Boulder counties, saying that in many locations this is an "extremely dangerous and life threatening situation."
The NWS, citing Boulder officials, said that multiple homes in the area have collapsed and is urging people in the area to move to higher ground. There are unconfirmed reports that a local dam had collapsed.
The Denver Post reported that mudslides and rockslides have hit several locations.
The University of Colorado at Boulder campus will be closed Thursday "due to the effects of severe flooding," a CU -issued alert said early Thursday.
Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY