Boulder, CO (WSYR-TV) - A state of emergency has been declared in Colorado as more than 2.5 million people are being impacted by a massive flood on Thursday.
One estimate suggests that the rain fall for the day is equal to a year’s worth.
There have been reports of a 20 foot wall of water and some weather experts are calling the deluge "biblical."
Whole towns have been cut off by the ragging floods and some drivers remain stranded.
Three people have been reportedly killed and officials fear there could be more in the towns they haven't been able to reach yet.
Rescuers are still trying to reach certain areas but have been no match for the deluge.
Families have been forced to take shelter as river rapids spring up in their backyards
The flooding has stretched along the east of the Rocky Mountains and the deluge is washing out roads and train tracks, cutting off rescue teams from the towns of Lyons and Jamestown as they are surrounded by massive walls of debris and water.
“We've lost roads, we've lost bridges, we've lost homes, cars and we are just now beginning to try to assess the scope of the damage,” said Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle.
Crews are not expected to catch a break, as meteorologist predict it will rain again Thursday night.