For the past few days, I've been watching in horror and utter impotence as the Front Range of Colorado, the state I've called home for the past seven years, gets ravaged by unrelenting rain of "biblical" proportions, as the National Weather Service has described it. As of Monday night, eight people had been confirmed dead, nearly 450 are missing, 1,500 homes have been destroyed while nearly 18,000 have been damaged.

The images coming out of this epic natural disaster are indescribable and since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, we figured we'd share with you some of the scariest ones that show the sheer power of torrential rain.

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Inside a road 1

Inside a road

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If you've ever wondered what the inside part of a road looks like, you can see plenty of examples in Colorado thanks to the nasty rain that has wrecked havoc for thousands of people.

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Swept away 2

Swept away

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A house is swept away by the torrential rains that have drenched parts of Colorado since Wednesday of last week. More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed.

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Emergency responders 3

Emergency responders

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Even emergency responders have a tough time doing their work. This pictures show what used to be train tracks and a military-type truck in Longmont.

High water 4

High water

Image via Flickr/The National Guard

Members of Colorado's National Guard demonstrate how high the water is in some areas of Boulder County. 

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Disaster 5

Disaster

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Can you imagine driving down a road only to have it collapse it from right under you? That's what happened to these three drivers who were luckily rescued and will live to tell a horrific tale.

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Chopper rescue 6

Chopper rescue

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The amazing rescue of a woman in a walker by a soldier via helicopter in Lyons, Colorado. Can you imagine how scary this ordeal must have been for this poor woman?

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Damaged roads 7

Damaged roads

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A Firestone Police officer surveys the damage caused by the devastating floods in Colorado.

Water damage 8

Water damage

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Damage caused by water in a road in a Longmont neighborhood. 

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Covered in water 9

Covered in water

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A person tries to swim in the high waters in search of his or her car in this extremely flooded parking lot.