Boulder, Waldo floods wreak havoc; Obama declares federal emergency [photos]

http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/378361017577000960

As Twitchy has been reporting all day and night today, Colorado was hit with treacherous rains in Boulder and Colorado Springs. The Boulder and Waldo Canyon floods have claimed a total of four lives so far. Overnight, evacuations took part in both parts of the state. Road closures left many stranded, unable to get home (including Twitchy CEO Michelle Malkin).

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/378341113309851648

Homes were flooded. Highways wrecked. Mudslides endangered commuters and residents. President Obama declared an emergency in the state and approved federal aid. Affected residents and local officials used social media to share photos, organize community help, and keep everyone updated on conditions.

Just before midnight, a massive “wall of water” was headed toward Boulder.

http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderOEM/status/378389713985744896
http://twitter.com/#!/mitchellbyars/status/378393319333588992
http://twitter.com/#!/JuggleGod/status/378397246103904257
http://twitter.com/#!/bouldercolorado/status/378387407281721344
http://twitter.com/#!/jennyjenjen/status/378394411186413569

http://twitter.com/#!/JonStoneNews/status/378398059270389760

Photos from a bit earlier tonight around Boulder, Longmont, and Estes Park:

http://twitter.com/#!/DispatchDemon/status/378391346131632128
http://twitter.com/#!/nealhenderson/status/378363160723333120
http://twitter.com/#!/markhamconnolly/status/378394751197650945
http://twitter.com/#!/coloradowx/status/378386189121634304

Meanwhile, on the west side of Colorado Springs and Manitou:

http://twitter.com/#!/ChristineKKTV/status/378377162077663232
http://twitter.com/#!/ChristineKKTV/status/378388504587161600
http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiWarner_/status/378375610264850432
http://twitter.com/#!/keitoness/status/378347052050022401
http://twitter.com/#!/EPCSheriff/status/378373915900260353

Twitchy will continue to monitor and update. Prayers up for Colorado!

http://twitter.com/#!/McKynnaLorraine/status/378397660211732481

Updates 12:50am Mountain/2:50am Eastern:

http://twitter.com/#!/cbklein121/status/378407523226632193
http://twitter.com/#!/mitchellbyars/status/378407196452601856
http://twitter.com/#!/jeantabaka/status/378411264562585600

Boulder. Sigh.

http://twitter.com/#!/nabbott/status/378411280937136128

And in Colorado Springs:

http://twitter.com/#!/AdamAtchison/status/378406886447382528
http://twitter.com/#!/kktv11news/status/378405488611696640
http://twitter.com/#!/RBeckCO/status/378368623901179904
http://twitter.com/#!/CSPDPIO/status/378383020191121408

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