Historic Flooding Continues on the Front Range
KREX News Room
BOULDER, Colo. - Rainfall eased across flood ravaged areas of the Front Range Friday morning.
Despite the turn in weather conditions, flooding continues to be a major concern.
This week alone, 12" of rain has fallen in some areas, shattering rainfall records and creating the worst flooding disaster since 1894.
Governor Hickenlooper is urging citizens to stay off flooded streets. " You have to recognize this water is filled with debris, and sand, it is almost like liquid concrete. Even a foot and a half can knock people over, and you can be swept away," said Hickenlooper. at a press conference.
President Obama signed an emergency order Thursday night, approving federal disaster aid for the area.
Several communities are still without power and cut off because of the flood waters.
Three people are confirmed dead and dozens missing.