Photos: Colorado Flooding: 4 Died, Forecast More Rain

14 09 2013

Flooding in Colorado is not yet over as more heavy rains is forecast through Sunday.

Some parts of the state have already received 15 inches of rain. 

At least four people were killed and lots more were unaccounted for.

(Please click here for Colorado Flooding Leaves Three People Dead)

Buildings, roads and bridges were damaged by the flood waters. 

CNN reported that 17 miles of Highway 34, was badly damaged and will need to be rebuilt.

In at least one community, the flooding caused sewer grates to erupt into huge black geysers.

Flood water shoots out of a sewer next to the Cliff House in Manitou Springs, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013. / AP PHOTO/THE GAZETTE

Flood water shoots out of a sewer next to the Cliff House in Manitou Springs, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013. / AP PHOTO/THE GAZETTE (Please click the photo for a larger image)

The National Park Service closed Rocky Mountain National Park and was escorting people from nearby Estes Park along a trail over the Continental Divide.

On Friday, the Colorado Department of Transportation shut down about 90 miles of Interstate 25, from Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of flooding on the St. Vrain, Poudre and Big Thompson rivers.

A lot of towns were cut off because of the disaster including Lyons which was cut off after flood waters washed out the U.S. Route 36.

Thousands of people has been evacuated from the flooded area but some are still stranded.

People were also been evacuated from Eldorado Springs, Fort Collin and other places along the flooded rivers.

According to the weather service, Cache La Poudre River is expected to rise to nearly two feet above flood stage.

Bridges were closed after water began topping Seaman Reservoir in the Poudre Canyon.

The weather service warned Friday of more flash flooding in Loveland.

In the town of Drake, the Big Thompson River was more than four feet above flood stage. 

Rain from the same storm also drenched New Mexico, sending rivers out of their banks and causing some roads to be closed.

Evacuations were reported from Las Vegas to Truth or Consequences.

(Please click the photos for larger images)

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