Steve, I live up near the crest of the Davidson Mesa, at roughly 76th and So. Boulder Road, so I am high enough to have avoided the deluge. But 2 nights ago, I got hit by maybe 5" of serious rainfall over an hour, and the clay soil just couldn't absorb any more, one basement window well filled up and flowed into my basement bathroom. No major loss, but it put me into disaster survival mode. Many roads and bridges are closed in the city and the county, so the authorities asked us to stay home, so as to not impede the response efforts with extra road traffic. I enjoyed a somewhat sunny afternoon here today, and things seem to be drying out, sort of.
I live beneath the direct path between Rocky Mountain airport, where all the logistics for the Boulder/RMNP area are staged, and the hardest hit mountain communities. A few hours ago there was an army surveillance chopper that flew by, followed a half hour later by 3 heavily loaded Chinooks. There was a decent weather window just before sunset. They were probably moving food and water to the isolated towns to the NW of me, in the foothills, and maybe also evacuating people. It's a mess up there, but your tax money is being well spent for this. Those people are hurting right now.
Here's a patio photo of Longs Peak I took around sunset (sorry for the damn powerlines). You can see that the mountain creates its own weather, and those 2 ladies that were stranded would have been doing their bivy in the middle of that cloud to the right of, or behind, the summit, at 13,600'. Bad juju, but I'm thrilled that the response team got to them so quickly.
Now it's 9:30 PM, and choppers are still flying overhead. It's a busy sky tonight, while the rain subsides.
We're going to be OK here, I expect. Or at least most of us, we hope...