Colorado Flooding Update: Red Cross Responding in Multiple Sites


The American Red Cross is working closely with local emergency management, the Colorado National Guard and local community partners to support shelters and evacuation centers in numerous locations for residents affected by flash flooding.

Red Cross volunteers are staffing shelters or evacuation centers at numerous locations throughout the state, providing a safe place for people to evacuate as well as blankets, cots, food and comfort.

As of 1:30 p.m., the Red Cross-operated shelters included the following - more shelters may be opened as severe weather and flooding continue:

  • BOULDER: YMCA of Boulder Valley, 2850 Mapleton Ave.,B oulder
  • LONGMONT: St. Vrain Valley School District Mead High School , 12750 CR 7 Longmont.
  • LOVELAND: Thompson School District Administration Building, 800 S Taft Ave., Loveland
  • ERIE: Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St., Erie
  • COMMERCE CITY: Adams County High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway, Commerce City. ESTES PARK: Mountain View Bible Fellowship Church, 1575 S Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park.
  • MANITOU SPRINGS: First Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs
  • In addition to these sites, the Red Cross is providing support in terms of expertise and guidance and is in contact with on-site shelter staff at a number of community-run evacuation points and shelters, including:

  • Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat, which is a camp that has pillows, blankets and beds and reported 9 overnight stays. Located at 1306 Business Hwy 7, Allenspark
  • Nederland Community Center, 750 Colorado 72, Nederland
  • Longmont Memorial Center, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, and Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Rd, Longmont - both which are being operated by City of Longmont workers who have received Red Cross shelter training.
  • For more information about the community shelters and evacuation points, please visit www.boulderoem.com.

    More shelters may be added as weather continues to cause flooding throughout the Denver-metro area, foothills and Front Range corridor.

    HOW TO HELP:

    VOLUNTEERING: At this time, the American Red Cross of Colorado is fortunate to have volunteers who are trained, ready and willing to support our response to the flooding in our communities. We thank individuals and community groups who are willing to support this effort and encourage them to register to become new volunteers to help with future disaster responses. They can find all relevant information at http://www.redcross.org/co/denver/volunteer.

    Should the situation change or worsen, we will update information on our website and in press releases to indicate whether we are accepting volunteers to help with this response.

    DONATE: The Red Cross is able to respond to a widespread disaster affecting numerous communities because of the generosity of donors. If you would like to support our work responding to these and other disasters, donate online at https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod60003 or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

    PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY: One of the best ways to take action right now if you are not personally affected by the flooding is to prepare yourself, your loved ones and/or your workplace. When you are prepared, you contribute to your community’s ability to withstand and recover from disasters. Find out more and start making your emergency Game Plan by visiting our National Preparedness Month information page: http://www.redcross.org/news/event/National-Preparedness-Month---Colorado.