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A geyser of floodwater shoots from a sewer (Credit: MCT)

A geyser of floodwater shoots from a sewer on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Flooding inundates towns, farms in Colorado

Flooding in Colorado strikes towns and farms miles from the Rocky Mountains. Thousands have been evacuated and there have been at least three confirmed deaths.

A road crew works on a stretch of
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A road crew works on a stretch of highway washed out by flooding along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colo., near Greeley. Hundreds of roads in the area have been damaged or destroyed by the floodwaters that have affected parts of a 4,500-square-mile area — an area the size of Connecticut. (Sept. 14, 2013)

Floodwaters from the South Platte River wash over
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Floodwaters from the South Platte River wash over Morgan County Road 1 near Wiggins, Colo. Heavy rains for the better part of week fueled widespread flooding in numerous Colorado towns. (Sept. 14, 2013)

A Summit County Rescue team works to save
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A Summit County Rescue team works to save Suzanne Sophocles, center, from her severely flooded home in Boulder, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

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Kyle Schuler, left, carries his pregnant sister with
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Kyle Schuler, left, carries his pregnant sister with the help of his father Kim Schuler, right, after gathering belongings from their flooded home on Upland Avenue in Boulder, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Kim Schuler, left, and his son Kyle Schuler
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Kim Schuler, left, and his son Kyle Schuler assess the damage to Kim Schuler's home in Boulder, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

An aerial photo shows a raging waterfall destroying
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An aerial photo shows a raging waterfall destroying a bridge along Highway 34 toward Estes Park, Colo., as flooding continues to devastate the Front Range and thousands are forced to evacuate. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Colin Dinsmore of Summit County Rescue, center, carries
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Colin Dinsmore of Summit County Rescue, center, carries a dog on his shoulder after helping to rescue three people, five dogs and two cats from a flooded home in Boulder, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

An aerial photo shows Highway 34 near Estes
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An aerial photo shows Highway 34 near Estes Park, Colo., being destroyed as flooding devastates the Colorado Front Range. (Sept. 13, 2013)

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Barricades and flood debris pile up at an
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Barricades and flood debris pile up at an intersection as flooding continues in Boulder, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

A couple walk through flooding at Utah Park
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A couple walk through flooding at Utah Park in Aurora, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

A University of Colorado student moves sand from
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A University of Colorado student moves sand from a street where floodwater raged in Boulder, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Leah Sorber of Longmont, Colo., takes pictures of
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Leah Sorber of Longmont, Colo., takes pictures of the flooding and damage on a partially collapsed bridge on Weld County Road. Sorber moved to Colorado after losing her home to a flood in Minnesota years ago. (Sept. 13, 2013)

John Shada, of Manitou Springs, Colo., takes a
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John Shada, of Manitou Springs, Colo., takes a photo of floodwater as it shoots from a sewer on Canon Avenue. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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From left to right, Colorado Army National Guard
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From left to right, Colorado Army National Guard Sgt. David Wilson, 1st Battalion, 157th Forward Support Company, escorts Melinda Villa and Thomas Walter while carrying Ezra Villa to the flood evacuation area in Lyons, Colo. The CONG is assisting Boulder County authorities by transporting evacuated residents of Lyons to Longmont, Colo., using Light Medium Tactical Vehicles. (Sept. 14, 2013)

Civilian rescue personnel help a resident's pet evacuated
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Civilian rescue personnel help a resident's pet evacuated from a flood zone by Colorado Army National Guardsmen from the 2nd Battalion, 135th General Support Aviation at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Army National Guardsmen from the 2nd Battalion, 135th
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Army National Guardsmen from the 2nd Battalion, 135th General Support Aviation at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo., and civilian rescue personnel unload residents evacuated from Colorado flood zones. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Army National Guardsmen from the 2nd Battalion, 135th
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Army National Guardsmen from the 2nd Battalion, 135th General Support Aviation at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo., work with civilian rescue personnel to unload evacuated residents' pets. (Sept. 13, 2013)

A geyser of floodwater shoots from a sewer
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A geyser of floodwater shoots from a sewer on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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Cars sit in a flooded driveway as Cheyenne
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Cars sit in a flooded driveway as Cheyenne Creek flows over its banks into surrounding properties in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013)

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