Morning Jolt: Residents evacuated in Colorado flooding

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

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Massive flooding in the Boulder, Colo., region has prompted evacuations. Boulder's Office of Emergency Management said, "All residents are warned to go to higher ground immediately due to the potential for flash flooding along the creek." Flooding in the area is being called a "500-year flood," and the National Weather Service says the situation isn't going to get better any time soon. 

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