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Evacuations in Colorado amid flood

Thousands of people have been warned to evacuate the Boulder area of Colorado as flooding swells a nearby creek to dangerous levels.

Thousands more people have been warned to evacuate the Boulder area of Colorado as floodwaters hit roads and properties.

Storm rains have killed three people in the state and caused severe damage to property.

Water levels in the Boulder Canyon are reportedly rising rapidly because of debris and mud blocking its mouth.

Alastair Leithead reports.