Videos: Trapped Lyons residents being evacuated by National Guard

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Much of Boulder County has been hard hit by ongoing flooding in the area -- but few communities can compare to what's happening right now in Lyons. The town is cut off by rushing waters, prompting an order for the National Guard to evacuate residents trapped there since Wednesday.

Videos of the torrential onslaught are the most startling we've seen since the situation arose. We've collected some of the most memorable. Check them out below.

Continue for more videos of the flooding in Lyons.


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Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis

Fuck dude, i love Lyons. There was a great little malt shop up there.

Gary Rich
Gary Rich

More videos of rushing water. They don't give a sense of the devastation. Or..."Wow, I've never seen anything like this!" Dude, it's somewhere between a 100 or 500 year flood. Of course you haven't seen anything like this. But the "journalists" (?) keep using quotes like that.

Debra Smith
Debra Smith

We took a beautiful canyon drive down to Lyons before the flood. It's a cute artsy town and has Oscar Blues restaurant there. I had green chili.

Sheryl Bannister
Sheryl Bannister

Ugh. =/ I spent quite a lot time in Lyons when I lived in Co.

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Very scary.  Mother nature gets her way.  Geology teaches us that those canyons were not formed because someone stared at them for a million years.  Now I reflect back to a commercial I've watched on TV for at least the last 2 years  "Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover Floods..................Look into the FEDERAL NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE for coverage........before IT'S TOO LATE........................" 

Debbie Decker
Debbie Decker

That's terrible! We camped near there this past weekend. It's so beautiful up there.

Jamie N Mitch
Jamie N Mitch

This is so sad. Those poor families. Prayers sent to all those affected.

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