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Torrential rainfall prompted mass flooding in Colorado, causing evacuations, power outages and road closures in multiple counties including Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer and El Paso Counties. The flood has resulted in two confirmed deaths, at least nine people missing and National Guard rescue efforts. President Barack Obama signed an emergency order Thursday night September 12th, approving federal disaster aid for Boulder County (source).
The public is urged to follow the guidance of local officials regarding ongoing updates. The information contained below provides helpful links and social media accounts for officials responding. Colorado Emergency Management provides a complete list of where to sign up for alerts for your county http://www.coemergency.com/p/local-info-sources.html .
Sep 20 Update
A collection of highlights of some organizationss responding along with what the organizations are doing to support recovery efforts http://humanityroad.org/situation-report/colorado-3w-report
Sept 16 Update
- Debris removal dumpster locations http://maps.bouldercounty.org/dumpsters/
- Citizens should report the backup of sewage to the Emergency Call Center at 303-413-7730
- Air Quality issues - list of professionals who can help, visit www.bouldercountyflood.org and select "Indoor Air Quality.
- If you reported someone as unaccounted for previously and then learned that they are safe, please also report that to the Public Call Center as well at 303-413-7730
Source: today http://boulderoem.org/emergency-status
Sep 15 8am Update
People Rescues - In total, 1,750 people and 300 pets were rescued through air and ground operations by the Colorado National Guard and U.S. Army division in Fort Carson, Lt. James Goff of the Colorado National Guard Public Affairs Office said Saturday evening. The flooding had spread over a 4,500-square-mile area, according to Weather.com, almost as large as the state of Connecticut. Source: NBC News Sep 14 8pm
Animal Rescues - Many reports of animals being rescued along with their owners. A call to action for Equine volunteers and helpful links for multiple counties on what to do about pets left behind Source: Examiner.com Sep 15
Map of Statewide Shelters for People and animals.
Sep 14 7:30 am Update
Today’s Flood threat - Be sure to visit http://coloradofloodthreat.com/ and Follow Twitter feeds @COFloodUpdates and @FloodDSS for updated information. A revised forecast for flood threat will be posted at 11 AM MDT.
Sept 12 State EOC Activation (source)
The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to a Level III providing direct support and resources to the communities impacted by the flooding in the state. The following resources have already been assigned:
Boulder County Resource Support
at 9:58 am MDT on Sep 12th, a flash flood watch was in effect though this evening for:
Portions of central Colorado, North Central Colorado and northeast Colorado, including the following areas, in central Colorado, Jefferson and West Douglas Counties above 6000 feet/gilpin/clear Creek/northeast Park counties below 9000 feet. In North Central Colorado, Larimer County below 6000 feet/northwest Weld County and Larimer and Boulder counties between 6000 and 9000 feet. In Northeast Colorado. Boulder and Jefferson counties below 6000 feet/west Broomfield county, Elbert/central and East Douglas Counties above 6000 feet and North Douglas County below 6000 feet/denver/west Adams and Arapahoe counties/east Broomfield County.
National & Regional Links
Colorado Emergency Management OEM
Boulder County Emergency Management OEM
City of Longmont Emergency Information
Larimer County Emergency Information
Commerce City Emergency Information
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Update
National Weather Services Current Alerts :
Red Cross Denver: http://www.redcross.org/co/denver
Greeley City Government: http://greeleygov.com/default.aspx
Emergency contact list : Call centre: 303-413-7730
911 for emergencies
511 for road & weather conditions on Colorado's highways,
Boulder County Emergency Call Center - (303)-413-7730 (inquiries/information)
Larimer County - (970) 498-5500 (for missing people)
Aurora - 303-326-8780 (non-emergency concerns such as water in windows or basement)
Commerce City - 303-288-1535 for assistance
Lakewood - 303-987-5412 (city call center)
Longmont - (303) 651-8595 (info about flooding)
Longmont - (303) 651-8501 (if you need assistance with evacuation)
Loveland - (303) 962-2020 (for information about emergency services)
Lyons - (303) 776-2927 (staffed by Lifebridge Church to help Lyons evacuees reconnect with family)
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@ColoradoDOT. CDOT has a new, free mobile application for travelers called CDOT Mobile. The application, launches with the I-70 mountain corridor. To download CDOT Mobile, simply text “CDOT” to 25827 or search CDOT Mobile in your App Store.
If you have an emergency or question for Customer Service, call 719-448-4800. For electric outage information, visit our outage map at www.csu.org
Excel Energy: 100 outages, 10,622 customers affected
-Crews working and have been since late last night to ensure gas/electric systems are safe.
-Gas system buried in ground and impacted.
-Coal Creek 780 customers to Lyons and Estes – 780 customers, 634 customers in Pine Brook Hills, about 18 customers in Estes Park.
-Dillon Rd./Hwy 287 large gas line impacted by the submerged truck. Working on diverting that gas.
-If you smell gas or see downed power lines, leave immediately and call Xcel Energy.
Water: Colorado Public Health Dept. https://www.facebook.com/CDPHE
Left Hand Water Website
Traditional Media and blogs
Colorado OEM: @COEmergency
Boulder OEM: @BoulderEOM
CU-Boulder Police: @CUBoulderPolice
Larimer County Sheriff: @LarimerSheriff
Larimer County: @LarimerCounty
City of Longmont: @cityoflongmont
Red Cross Denver: @RedCrossDenver
Platte Valley Fire Department @PVFPD
Aurora Police Dept @AuroraPD
City of Aurora @AuroraGov
Aurora Fire Dept @AuroraFireDpt
Commerce City @CommerceCityCO
Adams County Gov @adamscountygov
Jefferson County Sheriff @Jeffcosheriffco
Colorado Dept of Transportation @ColoradoDOT
Denver Police @DenverPolice
Co Pets 1st Response @COPetEmergency
Dumb Friends League @DDFL
Humane Society Boulder @HumaneBoulder
Dobby Dogs Mom @PoochAndClaws
Hashtag: #COflood, #COwx, #copets
--Longmont specific - #longmontflood
--Ft Collins specific - #ftcollinsflood
--Lyons specific - #lyonsflood
--Jefferson County - #jeffcoflood and #CCCF (Coal Creek Canyon Flood)
--Adams County - #adamscoflood
Event Tag: #WaldoFlood and #WaldoFloods is being used in some areas
Maps and Situational awareness reports
Situational reports, crisismaps, advanced search queries, geofeedia,
Colorado Emergency Management report on Larimer and Jefferson County
Denver Current Weather Watches
Boulder OEM Situation Report Emergency status
Coal Creek Canyon Google Flood Map
Larimer County Situation Report Emergency Status
Longmont - evacuation, shelter, flood area map (updated 12:30pm, Sep 12)
Aurora - flood map (updated 3:00pm, Sep 12)
Lakewood CO Lena Gulch with Maple Resevoir
Jefferson County - Flood Information Map (updated 9:00pm, Sep 12)
Colorado Rivers - map of flood stage of rivers (updated 9:04pm, Sep 12)
Greeley - Floodway & Floodplain Map
Colorado Dept of Transportation - COtrip
Find Hospital - iTriage app ties directly to HHS.Gov data feed of hospitals, clinics, etc.
Red Cross First Aid app
Find Hotels from Hotels.com
Find Shelter Red Cross Shelter App
Colorado Emergency Alerts
Triage app 'find hospital' http://about.itriagehealth.com/for-consumer/what-is-itriage/
12 September Boil Water Advisory for Lyons https://www.facebook.com/CDPHE
Adams and Arapahoe Counties
Commerce City: Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway
Aurora: Salvation Army Evacuation Center, 802 Quari Cour, Aurora (nearest intersection is Del Mar and Peoria st)
Sept 14 (3:19pm)
Eldorado Springs evacuation notice. Residents are told to head to the barn at 2875 County Road 67.
List of evacuation centres (as of 8:00 pm, Sep 12)
Allenspark: Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat, 1306 Business Highway 7, Allenspark
--YMCA of Boulder Valley, 2850 Mapleton Ave, Boulder
--St Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 2425 Colorado, Boulder, (303) 443-2503
Erie: Erie Community Center, 450 Powers, Erie
Jamestown: Jamestown Elementary School, 111 Mesa St, Jamestown
Lafayette: Bob L Burger Recreation Center, 111 Baseline Rd, Lafayette
--St Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont (Longs Peak Ave & Coffman St)
--Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Rd, Longmont
--Mead High School, 12750 County Road 7, Longmont
--Lifebridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont, (303) 776-2927 (evacuees from Lyons being sent here; pets ok if in crates)
Lyons: (town being evacuated Sep 13 to Longmont)
--Lyons Elementary School, 338 High St Lyons (Closed, relocated to Lifebridge Christian Church, Longmont)
Nederland: Nederland Community Center, 750 Colorado Highway 72 N. , Nederland
Niwot: Niwot High School, 8989 Niwot, Niwot (pets ok if in crates)
Denver: Evie Dennis Elementary School, 4800 Telluride St, Denver (closed Thurs night, Sep 12)
El Paso County
Manitou Springs: First Congressional Church, 103 Pawnee Ave, Manitou Springs.
Larimer County, list of evacuation centres
--Timberline Church, 2908 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins
--Tavelli Elementary School, 1118 Miramont Dr, Fort Collins
Loveland: Thompson Valley Schools Admin Bldg, 1800 S. Taft Avenue
--Lyons Elementary - North of High Street on 4th.
--Pinewood Springs Fire Dept, 61 Kiowa Rd, Lyons
Estes Park: Mountain View Bible Fellowship, Highway 7 and Peak View Drive (970-586-3395)
Arvada: Arvada Senior High School, 7951 West 65th Ave, Arvada, (303) 982-0162
Use Text messaging or update your social media status if voice lines are busy.
Contact Red Cross or use their Safe and Well website to list/ locate missing family members or list yourself as safe https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
Larimer County - (970) 498-5500 (Taking information on missing people)
Red Cross Denver @RedCrossDenver
444 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (303) 722-7474
Fax: (303) 722-7588
Pikes Peak Red Cross @PPRedCross
Pikes Peak Chapter Headquarters
1040 S. 8th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Telephone: (719) 632-3563
Fax: (719) 632-0206
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
HelpColoradoNow.org - register and they will call you if they need you
Boulder County Flood Recovery Hub - register if you have a need or if you want to volunteer.
Animal Specific Volunteering
Help Colorado Now
Donations (In kind or physical donation needs)
Please do not bring supplies to fire stations, police, etc. Volunteer Update
To Volunteer or for information on donations visit Help Colorado Now Website
Colorado Volunteer Center Network Website
Boulder County http://bouldercounty.recovers.org
Urgent Needs Information
Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge Irondale Commerce City dam failure at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. The embankment is holding back a large amount of water, said to be 300 yards wide, three-fourths of a mile long and 15 to 20 feet deep. Photo
Lakewood CO - Maple Grove Reservoir: Lena Gulch map will help show area that received a pre-evacuation notice. pic.twitter.com/5cIjshdJbw
Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions:
Below are lists of conditions for various counties and towns impacted by road conditions. Call 511 or visit http://www.coloradodot.info/ for more information in your area.
Detailed map of Boulder County road closures. All Boulder County residents are asked to stay inside and off the roads tonight and tomorrow. Driving conditions are dangerous and roads are impassable in many areas.
City of Boulder
Public safety crews responded to submerged vehicles on Dillon Road 0.2 miles east of 287. Three individuals were pull out of an upside down vehicle. They were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The occupants of the other vehicles managed to escape the water.
Horizon Avenue from Majestic Drive to Panorama Point
South 120th Street from Commerce Court to South Boulder Road
Town of Lyons
Highway 66 from North 75th Street to Lyons
US 36 from Lyons into Larimer County
9:00am -- Because of flood waters and road damage there is no safe access in or out of Lyons. The Colorado National Guard is assisting with the voluntary evacuation of the Town of Lyons. Residents seeking to be evacuated will be transported with tactical vehicles to LifeBridge Church in North Longmont. We are asking people who are looking for family or friends in Lyons to not go to the evacuation site. Volunteers and staff will be taking names of evacuees as they arrive. Starting at 9:30 today, LifeBridge Church will staff a public phone bank at 303-776-2927 to help Lyons evacuees reconnect with their family members. The Public Call Center number for Boulder/Boulder County is still 303-413-7730. The National Guard will address details on Lyons evacuation at the 10 a.m. media briefing. If you are in immediate danger please call 9-1-1.
Sept 12 9:30 am News Channel 7 photo of flooded treatment plant via Randall Burton
Public Health Advisory for Lyons to boil water order issued via Boulder Office of Emergency Management
Website Note that the website may be experiencing issues - slow load
UPDATE Sep 13 10:30am Longmont Power & Communications is working to restore power to those areas still with outages. While accessibility is still limited in some locations, crews are dispatched as water recedes. source: https://facebook.com/cityoflongmontco
UPDATE Sept 13, 5:25am: Longmont cut in half, evacuations requested
Longmont Disaster Declaration: PDF
Areas of evacuation map (Sept 12, 9:36 pm)
Airport Road from Fordham Street to Diagonal Highway 119
Airport Road from Rogers Road to 17th Avenue
Airport Road from St. Vrain Creek to 9th Avenue
Boston Avenue from Hover Road to Price Road
Bowen Street at 2nd Avenue, south to Boston Road
County Road 1 at the St Vrain River
Diagonal Highway 119 from Fordham to Hover
Gay Street at 2nd Avenue south to Boston Road
Hover Street from Nelson Road to 9th Avenue
Hover Street from Rogers Road to 3rd Avenue
Hover Street and southbound lanes of Highway 119 headed south towards Boulder
Hygiene Road from North 75th Street to Main Street (US 287)
Ken Pratt Boulevard between Diagonal Highway 119 and Hover Street
Main Street (US 287) from Ken Pratt Boulevard to Boston Avenue
Main Street (US 287) from 3rd Street to Ken Pratt Boulevard
Missouri Avenue from Pike Street to Main Street (US 287)
North 75th Street at Coyote Trail
Price Road from 2nd Avenue to Boston Road
Roads parallel to the St Vrain River
South Pratt Parkway from 3rd Avenue to Missouri Avenue
Sunset Street from Boston Avenue to Donovan Drive
Sunset Street from Nelson Road to 3rd Avenue
Ute Highway at 75th Street
Ute Highway from 75th Street to McCall Drive
Sept 12, 7:38 pm: Map of road closures
Sept 12, 9:06 am: http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/emergency.htm
North and south bound 75th St. at the St. Vrain River
North and south County Line Road 1 at the St. Vrain River
East and west bound Pike Road between Highway 287 and Hover St.
North and south bound - S. Pratt St at Missouri Ave (Left Hand Creek)
North and south bound – S. Sunset St at Left Hand Creek
Sept 12, 12:59pm
Mandatory evacuations along the St. Vrain river corridor and the Southmoor Park neighborhood. 7k people evac from 12 neighborhoods
The following roads are closed:
Vance Brand Airport - Closed
Museum and Cultural Center - Closed
Library will be cancelling all evening programs
Erie, pop 18k
Lookout Road from North 109th Street to North 115th Street
North 119th from Kenosha Road to Jasper Road
Crane Hollow Road from Hygiene Road to St Vrain Road
Hygiene Road from North 75th Street to Crane Hollow Road
North 75th Street from St. Vrain Road to Hygiene Road
North 75th Street from Nelson Road to Hygiene Road
North 95th Street from Valmont Road to Lookout Road
South 120th Street at Dillon Road
Coal Creek Canyon Drive at SH 93
Coal Creek Canyon Road (Highway 72) from Skyline Drive to Blue Mountain Road
(City Data Source)
Larimer County Emergency Info Updates
Sept 12 7:48am “Emergency notifications were sent to 598 contacts in the Big Thompson Area off Highway 34 because water levels are expected to rise as water is released from the Olympus Dam. At this time, we do not expect any additional problems because of the added water flow in the Big Thompson area but residents in the Big Thompson Canyon are asked to be prepared to evacuate or seek higher ground should conditions change” Source
Sept 12 Road Impacts: Road collapse: The eastbound lane of Highway 34 in Big Thompson Canyon at mile marker 74.5 has collapsed. The westbound lane has a large crack through it and has become unstable and at this time the road is completely impassable. Highway 34 remains closed from the Dam Store up to Estes Park. Source
Hwy 14 Poudre Canyon from Ted's Place to Stove Prairie Road
Hwy 34 from the Dam Store to Estes Park
Hwy 36 from Lyons to Estes Park
CR 47 from Hwy 36
Stove Prairie Road (CR27) from Hwy 14 to Rist Canyon Rd
CR43 from Glen Haven to Hwy 34 (Drake)
CR 23 from CR 50E to CR 52E
CR54E from CR 25E
CR52E at Watson Lake
Sept 12, 2:00pm
Residents are ordered to immediately evacuate the following area:
South Border: E. 64th Avenue
East Border: Holly Street
Northwest Border: State Highway 2
Everyone in this area needs to leave now. Do not stay.
Residents must evacuate to Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway. Residents should head north to E. 72nd Avenue and east to Quebec Parkway.
Emergency Responders are in the neighborhood now notifying residents and monitoring the situation. FirstCall is being deployed through ADCOM for community notification. Red Cross is assisting at the shelter. Call 911 if you need assistance to evacuate.
Residents can call 911 for emergencies or 303-288-1535 for assistance.
Animals in Disaster
Emergency Animal Shelters
Adams County Animal Shelter, 10705 Fulton St, Brighton. Accepting animals from people evacuated in Adams County and/or Commerce City. (303) 288-3294.
-- Humane Society of Boulder Valley, 2323 55th St, Boulder - taking pets for families evacuating to the YMCA or other evacuation centers. Residents can contact dispatch at 303-441-3333 with a pet evacuation emergency. Accepting dogs, cats and other small animals. For any other inquiries or information, please call the Emergency Call Center at 303-413-7730.
-- Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, open for large animal evacuations. (Update: Sep 12, 7:00pm - Fairgrounds closed due to flooding. Large animals should shelter in place)
--Boulder County Animal Control - If you were evacuated and had to leave your animal at home, please contact our Call Center at 303-413-7730 to place an Animal Evacuation request. Please give them a good description of the animal(s), location of leashes or crates, access into the house, and a current contact phone number. They are also taking evacuation requests for livestock.
--Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. Phone: 303-772-1232 extension 248 for the front desk. .
--Niwot - people shelter at Niwot High School, 8989 Niwot, allowing evacuees to bring pets if in crates.
--Longmont - Lifebridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont, (303) 776-2927 (evacuees from Lyons being sent here; pets ok if in crates)
--Douglas County Fairground, 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock (accepting large animals).
--Twisted Trail Ranch, 2096 E Frontage Rd., Castle Rock. (contact either Nancy 303-249-0363, Ann 720-480-6072, or Brooke 303-931-5708. We do have a couple trailers available if livestock can be transported or led to a safe pick up location. There is a furnished cat room, and place for dogs, goats, etc.)
El Paso County:
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs (accepting animals and also assisting in rescues) (719) 473-1741
Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave, Service Rd, Golden open for large animals.
--Estes Park - Animal Medical Center, 1260 Manford Ave, Estes Park, (970) 586-6898 (accepting small animals)
--Estes Park - Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 170 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, (970)-586-5331 (taking large animals)
--Fort Collins - Larimer County Humane Society - providing shelter for small animals at County evacuation center, 800 S. Taft Ave, Loveland. Humane Society also housing small mammals and barnyard fowl at its Fort Collins facility. Call 970-226-3647.
--Fort Collins - Aspen Grove Veterinary Care, 2633 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, (970) 416-0232 (taking evacuated pets depending on available space) Facebook
--Loveland - The Ranch, in partnership with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, is providing space for larger animals. 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, 970-619-4000.
--Loveland - VCA Specialty Hospital, (970) 278-0668 (boarding evacuated pets)
Firestone area - contact Community Service Officer Michelle Powers (303) 419-8747
List of Animal Shelters
Lost & Found Pets
Sep 12 http://instagram.com/p/eK3sjCEODw/# #fake
Video and photos
Sep 12 Boulder Creek at Arapahoe via iReporter
Sep 12 Photos and Videos via Channel 7