Boulder Area Floods
As the rain begins to pour again on Sunday, this serves as another reminder of the hazards and closures around the area. Flood warnings are in effect until 9pm tonight. When and if you do get back out to running, or exploring the area, keep in mind that OSMP has closed all trails. Always be careful on the bike paths in the area as many serve to be overflow to the creeks they run adjacent to. They are not the best place to seek shelter from the storm as they are subject to flash floods.
There is just so much to comment on from around the area, that its hard to even summarize here. (a small sampling from the twitterverse: #BoulderFlood #COFlood), Denver Post’s incredible aerial photos of the flood damage in Colorado: http://dpo.st/1biR5kA.
There is also some wonderful commentary from the community including runner Melody Fairchild who grew up in Fourmile canyon and what that meant to her to visit the house she grew up in after the flood. And another from Robyn O’Brien.
On Saturday, the University of Colorado Athletic Department and CU student-athletes hosted approximately 800 Boulder flood victims at Folsom Field
How to Help
With so many people have loosing their homes or damage to personal property, leaves others wondering how they can help. Here are two links on how you can help.
“The biggest help we can get is for people to remain calm and stay home so our first responders can get into the community and help get things understood and under control. After the situation has calmed, volunteer organizations will begin to coordinate the cleanup effort and donation centers will be established,” the OEM said in a statement.
More from the Daily Camera and the Denver Post http://denver.cbslocal.com/guide/colorado-floods-how-to-help/
— Boulder OSMP (@boulderosmp) September 12, 2013
— Boulder OEM (@BoulderOEM) September 15, 2013
*Caution* Areas of localized flooding on the Goose Creek multi-use path from Folsom St. east to Pearl Pkwy. Path is passable. #Boulderflood
— City of Boulder, CO (@bouldercolorado) May 13, 2011
— Meagan Fitzgerald (@Meagan9News) September 14, 2013
— Andrew Davis (@RealAndrewDavis) September 14, 2013
— ????????? ?????? (@alattas91) September 15, 2013
More images: http://www.thudit.com/%23BoulderFlood