(CNN) — Severe flooding in Jamestown in Colorado’s Boulder County killed one person, authorities said early Thursday morning.
The person died after being trapped in a collapsed structure, said Gabbie Boerkircher, spokeswoman for the county.
There were multiple structures that have collapsed due to heavy rains, authorities said. The exact number of homes was unknown as a rock slide in the area hampered rescue operations.
The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning in the area for early Thursday.
“This is a life threatening situation,” The National Weather Service said. “Heavy rainfall will cause extensive and severe flooding of creeks … streams … roads and culverts.”
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