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Colorado Town Evacuated As Dangerous Flooding Continues

Rain is expected throughout Friday as concerns linger over the flooding that has killed three people and left another missing.

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National Guard troops were using trucks to evacuate the town of Lyons, north of Boulder, on Friday, and Colorado has received federal disaster assistance to help with recovery.

Thus far three people have died and one person is missing in what Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper categorized as "the largest storm that I can imagine in the state's history."

Weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Erdman shared incredible video of flooding blanketing the streets.

Amazing video...the Big Thompson Canyon in a #flood. http://t.co/JPk3tbAbQy

Jonathan Erdman

@wxjerdman

Amazing video...the Big Thompson Canyon in a #flood. http://t.co/JPk3tbAbQy

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Over a dozen Colorado cities have now seen significant #flood damage in this event. Recap, perspective: http://t.co/VdpxNJX3AH #coflood

Jonathan Erdman

@wxjerdman

Over a dozen Colorado cities have now seen significant #flood damage in this event. Recap, perspective: http://t.co/VdpxNJX3AH #coflood

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People looking for family, friends should not go to Lyons evacuation site. Volunteers taking evacuee names. Call 303-776-2927 #boulderflood

Boulder OEM

@BoulderOEM

People looking for family, friends should not go to Lyons evacuation site. Volunteers taking evacuee names. Call 303-776-2927 #boulderflood

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