09/12/2013 02:30 pm ET

Colorado Flood Photos: Vines Show Severity Of Flooding In Boulder


A massive flash flood that broke out in Colorado from heavy rains has already resulted in the deaths of at least three people, evacuations, campus closures, multiple road wash outs, as well as damage or destruction of multiple homes along the Front Range.

"The event is far from over," Boulder Sheriff Joe Pelle said in a Thursday morning news conference. "We know we've lost lives. As the day goes on we may find we've lost others."

In Boulder, which has been hit particularly hard by rain and flooding, University of Colorado and Naropa University have closed their Boulder campuses as did schools in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts.

Due to the severity of the flooding, the City of Boulder and Boulder County have also closed all government buildings and government-run facilities including courts, libraries and recreation centers.

Many Boulder residents have been creating Vines about the flooding since last night, clearly illustrating the intensity of the flooding in the area. Watch them below:

More photos of the Colorado flood below:



Colorado's Historic Flooding