Thousands flee Front Range floods

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Thousands flee Front Range floods

Surging water inundates towns; helicopters save stranded residents
Will Pitner is rescued by emergency workers and neighbor Jeff Writer, left, after he spent a night trapped outside on high ground above his home at the base of Boulder Canyon in Boulder.
A woman walks her dogs past a car stuck in a wash out in front of an old wooden shack that washed down a road in Boulder.
During a break in the rain, a woman walks over a footbridge Friday past Boulder Creek, which roils at high speed after days of record rain and flooding in Boulder.
Lefthand Creek floods a block S. Bowen Street on Friday in Longmont. Thousands of people in Colorado were ordered to evacuate as water rose to dangerous levels amid a storm system that has been dropping rain for a week. Rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities.
Dave Jackson closes a mailbox with his foot Friday after delivering the mail to a home surrounded on three sides by a flooded Cheyenne Creek.

Thousands flee Front Range floods

Will Pitner is rescued by emergency workers and neighbor Jeff Writer, left, after he spent a night trapped outside on high ground above his home at the base of Boulder Canyon in Boulder.
A woman walks her dogs past a car stuck in a wash out in front of an old wooden shack that washed down a road in Boulder.
During a break in the rain, a woman walks over a footbridge Friday past Boulder Creek, which roils at high speed after days of record rain and flooding in Boulder.
Lefthand Creek floods a block S. Bowen Street on Friday in Longmont. Thousands of people in Colorado were ordered to evacuate as water rose to dangerous levels amid a storm system that has been dropping rain for a week. Rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities.
Dave Jackson closes a mailbox with his foot Friday after delivering the mail to a home surrounded on three sides by a flooded Cheyenne Creek.
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