Torrential downpours near Boulder, Colo., have left at least three people dead and forced the evacuation of hundreds of other people. Many residents turned to social media to share their stories, pictures and video.
Heavy rains fell in Colorado's biggest urban areas, stretching 130 miles along the eastern slopes of the Rockies from Fort Collins near the Wyoming border south through Denver and Colorado Springs, reported the Associated Press.
"There is water everywhere," Andrew Barth, the spokesman in Boulder County, told the AP. "We've had several structural collapses. There's mud and muck and debris everywhere. Cars are stranded all over the place."
This video, from Zach Green, shows roaring water in Boulder.
Another Vine shows flooding near Seventh and Pleasant streets in Boulder.
Another Vine user, Brian Ferguson, a photojournalist for ABC 7 News in Denver, shared video of the rising Boulder Creek waters.
Boulder Creek overflowing. https://t.co/VNrCQSNVgg— Brian Ferguson (@BFerguson7News) September 12, 2013
He also shared video of a flooded-out college dorm, Reed Hall, on the University of Colorado campus.
Bottom floor of Reed Hall Flooded. https://t.co/kLyAtSdFO0— Brian Ferguson (@BFerguson7News) September 12, 2013