Evacuate! Rain and floods pound Colorado as authorities warn thousands to flee

Flooding that has already killed three people is growing worse, destroying buildings and trapping residents. The rain has developed flood waters in an area nearly 130 miles wide.

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Flood water shoots out of a sewer on Canon Avenue next to the Cliff House in Manitou Springs, Colo.                        Michael Ciaglo/AP

Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:09 AM

SOURCE  (AP) LYONS, Colo. — With rain still falling and the flood threat still real, authorities called on thousands more people in the inundated city of Boulder and a mountain hamlet to evacuate as a nearby creeks rose to dangerous levels.

The late-night reports from Boulder and the village of Eldorado Springs came as rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in Colorado mountain communities, while residents in the Denver area and other downstream communities were warned to stay off flooded streets.

The towns of Lyons, Jamestown and others in the Rocky Mountain foothills have been isolated by flooding and without power or telephone since rain hanging over the region all week intensified late Wednesday and early Thursday.

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Flooding Kills Hundreds in Northern India

A bridge to help people evacuate was damaged on Saturday in Govindghat, India.                                   Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press

(REUTERS)  RUDRAPRAYAG, India — Flash floods and landslides unleashed by early monsoon rains have killed at least 560 people in northern India and left tens of thousands missing, officials said on Saturday, with the death toll expected to rise significantly.

Soldiers helped people evacuate on Saturday in Govindghat, India.

Houses and small apartment blocks on the banks of the Ganges, India’s longest river, have toppled into the rushing, swollen waters and been swept away with cars and trucks.

“It has been a horrifying experience,” said Tulika Srivastava, a visitor from the northern Indian city of Lucknow, who has been stranded since last week with her 80-year-old mother in thepilgrimage town of Rudraprayag.

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