LYONS, Colo. (AP) — This is what Associated Press reporters on the scene Friday are learning about unfolding events:
7:28 p.m. MDT
The Colorado National Guard says it has helped evacuate more than 550 people by ground and air. Authorities plan to airlift flood victims throughout the night.
7 p.m. MDT
The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Granby for 21 adults and 154 seventh-graders who were stranded at a youth camp near Estes Park. The campers were loaded into a school bus and are traveling across Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park on their way to the shelter.
5:14 p.m. MDT
Helicopter news footage shows roads east of Greeley cut off by flooding, and broad swaths of land inundated by water. A man is seen escaping flooded farmland on horseback as rescue crews ferry an inflatable raft carrying at least two dogs. Heavy rain is moving through the area west of Denver.
4:04 p.m. MDT
Colorado officials raised the death toll from flooding to four after a woman's body was found in Boulder. Sheriff Joe Pelle says the unidentified woman was swept away Thursday after a vehicle got stuck in high water. A man in the same vehicle died after he got out and tried to help her. Pelle says 80 people in Boulder County are still unaccounted for.
3:41 p.m. MDT
Authorities say as many as 2,500 people could be evacuated from Lyons by the end of the day.
3:30 p.m. MDT
Boulder County officials say National Guard helicopters are rescuing nearly 300 residents stranded in Jamestown, a mountain town cut off by flooding. It's unclear how many more people are in the town.
3:26 p.m. MDT
A helicopter has been evacuating stranded people in Larimer County, focusing on those with medical problems. After getting his first aerial view of the destruction, Sheriff Justin Smith said hundreds if not thousands of people, remain stranded and are running low of food and fuel.
3:15 p.m. MDT
Sixth graders finishing a week at Jefferson County's outdoor lab school on Mount Evans hiked down the mountain to school buses because a road to the school was impassable. The 138 students made the trek with authorities during a break in the weather.
1:56 p.m. MDT
The football game between Fresno State and Colorado is being postponed because of the flooding devastating the state. Chancellor Philip DiStefano said the community is hurting and it's not a good time to put pressure on the community and divert attention away from people in need.