Posts tagged Colorado
Posts tagged Colorado
As I write, it is Sunday night. It’s been raining all day, and we are once again seeing flooding across the region. And the relief group once again spent all day building infrastructure and organizing volunteer efforts. In less than three days we’ve sent out five cleanup teams, built a database of 400 volunteers, raised two thousand dollars, established relationships with a dozen other organizations, and built a large online presence and internal digital communications system.
It is still raining outside and fresh information about devastated areas and new evacuations comes in every few minutes. There is a growing feeling that the damage is absolutely massive, but at this point, no one really knows. All we can do is organize as quickly as possible and help as many folks as we can, while staying safe ourselves. But ultimately this is a once in a generation natural disaster that will have permanent impact in central Colorado. There is nothing that citizen’s groups like Boulder Flood Relief, or more established organizations and agencies can do to avert that fact.
ASISTENCIA POR DESASTRE
Si sufrió recientemente por daños o pérdidas por las tormentas severas, inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra y lodo, podría ser elegible para recibir ayuda por desastre.
Para inscribirse, llame al: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
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The recent floods are impacting families and communities throughout Colorado, so CBS4 has compiled a list of ways you can support the local communities impacted by the floods.
There’s several things you can do to help those in Colorado even if you don’t live close by. For example, the Longmont Humane Society can use your donations directly — since Thursday morning, they have sheltered 55 dogs, 34 cats, 1 grey goose and 2 leopard geckos as flood victims. Help them with their mission by donating cash or supplies from their Amazon wish list. They’re updating their Facebook page regularly.
Also, Foothills United Way has established the ‘Foothills Flood Relief Fund’ to be used toward health and human services for those affected by the flooding in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Check out the link from CBS, as well as Occupy Denver and Occupy Boulder Flood Relief's Facebook pages. These two organizations have come together to share a multitude of resources and information.
As always, if you live in the area, be safe and help thy neighbor. As of now (9/15/13, 4:23 PM MST), there are 326 people unaccounted for in the area. The local sheriff’s department is asking those who have self-evacuated and are not at shelters to call in and report they are safe. Here’s the details from the Office of Emergency Management for Boulder County:
If someone who lives in a flood zone has self-evacuated to a safe location, they are asked to call in to the Public Call Center, to report that they are safe. That number is 303-413-7730. If you have reported someone as unaccounted for previously and then learned that they are safe, please also report that to the Public Call Center as well.
This is now being called a 1,000 year flood as Coloradans brace for four more inches of rain this afternoon. And it’s not just Boulder. It’s an area roughly the size of Connecticut. Here’s the rundown from the State Office of Emergency Management:
C’mon Tumblr folks — let’s do what we can.
Live updates and coverage from The Denver Post of what the National Weather Service is calling “biblical” flash flooding in Boulder, Denver, Commerce City, Longmont and Colorado Springs. At least three people are confirmed dead.
This is updated every few minutes with road closures, city curfews, and evacuations.
The National Weather Service says that a large “wall of water, “containing debris and vehicles, is coming down Emerson Gulch from the Fourmile burn area Thursday night.
If you’re in the evacuation area, GET OUT NOW.
The federal government will not make it a priority to block marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington or close down recreational marijuana stores, so long as the stores abide by state regulations, according to new guidance being issued Thursday to federal prosecutors across the country.
The guidance — the details of which were provided by a Justice Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity — is a significant rewrite of the federal approach to marijuana prosecutions in states that have loosened laws around cannabis.
If the DOJ and DEA abide by this, the loosening of the restrictions is HUGE — particularly because Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. is convening a hearing to re-examine federal law relating to marijuana prohibitions.
Or these folks could just head north to the promised land of Wyoming where there’s no recognition or type of same-sex unions, no legal weed, no state tax, all the boomsticks, fireworks year-round, and you can frack the hell out of everything. BONUS: Wyoming has a such rage boner for Colorado, so NoCo refugees could totally get in on that.”
So why does Northern Colorado want to form its own state? Full story here.