Disaster Update: Flooding in Colorado

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1:00 p.m. –– The American Red Cross is supporting flood rescue and relief operations in Colorado by providing food, shelter, relief supplies and comfort to thousands of people forced from their homes by devastating flash flooding.

Open Red Cross-run/supported shelter locations as of 1 p.m. today:

  • ALLENSPARK: Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat, 1306 Business Hwy 7, Allenspark
  • BOULDER: YMCA Boulder Valley, 2850 Mapleton Ave., Boulder
  • BOULDER: Coors Event Center, 950 Regent Dr., Boulder
  • ESTES PARK: Estes Park Conference Center, 201 S. St. Vrain Ave.
  • FORT COLLINS: Timberline Church, 2908 S. Timberline Rd., Fort Collins
  • FREDERICK: Rocky Mountain Christian Church, 5860 Majestic Street, Frederick*
  • GREELEY: City of Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave., Greeley
  • LOVELAND: Thompson School District Building, 800 S. Taft Ave, Loveland
  • LONGMONT: St. Vrain Memorial Building
  • LONGMONT: Life Bridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Highway, Longmont
  • STERLING: Sterling Middle School, 1177 Pawnee Ave, Sterling

The Red Cross encourages evacuees to register on Safe and Well, which provides individuals affected by disasters a way to post their evacuation status. There are several ways to register and view Safe and Well. From a computer, visit redcross.org/safeandwell; from a smart phone visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell or call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).

*The shelter at Mead High School has relocated to this location in Frederick. 

Red Cross Assistance At-A-Glance for Colorado Floods 

Since the night of Sept. 11, 2013, through 5 p.m. yesterday, the Red Cross and its partners have:

  • Opened and/or supported 18 shelters (11 were open as of noon today)
  • Provided 2,044 overnight stays for hundreds of affected residents
  • Served more than 10,000 meals and snacks in conjunction with The Salvation Army and the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Distributed nearly 500 recovery items such as clean-up kits, blankets and comfort kits
  • Made 1,705 health and mental health contacts with affected residents
  • Registered 1,254 people on Safe and Well.

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