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Videos: Five fatalities, 1,253 missing, 11,750 evacuated in Colorado flooding

The worst of the flooding in Boulder County and beyond appears to be behind us -- but the story is far from over. At this writing, the number of confirmed fatalities statewide is estimated at five, including Wiyanna Nelson, seen here. But the Colorado Office of Emergency Management estimates the number of people unaccounted for at 1,253, with approximately 11,750 having been evacuated thus far -- and additional helicopter rescues are expected to take place today. Look below for additional information, photos and videos from the past 24 hours.
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