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Colorado wildfires and flooding
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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:57 am

Channel 9 reported a few minutes ago RMNP is closed and people in the park are being told to leave.

Presumably this means no recreational access from the Grand Lake side or anywhere else.

Trail Ridge Road is still open for emergency use and people attempting to leave Estes.
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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby Dark Helmet » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:26 pm

metalmountain wrote:
Yeahhh...getting to Wyoming may be a chore for a while as well. I think they closed I25 all the way to the Wyoming border now.


not from Nebraska...


but yeah... there is another thread for this convo... I'm out.

Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby metalmountain » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:28 pm

Dark Helmet wrote:
metalmountain wrote:
Yeahhh...getting to Wyoming may be a chore for a while as well. I think they closed I25 all the way to the Wyoming border now.


not from Nebraska...


but yeah... there is another thread for this convo... I'm out.



Ahh yeah didn't think about that. 85 also appears to be open still.
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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby TeamDino5280 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:56 pm

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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby ChrisRoberts » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:11 pm

Walked down to the bridge this morning and talked to an officer. It sounded like 3 bridges were confirmed gone, Screaming Woman bridge(LCR29 & LCR22H) and both bridges over the Thompson east and west of LCR 27. The officer also described the whole Narrows as being 'gone', but I'm not sure if thats really the case. Suffice to say that 34 is going to be out of commission for a long time.

Might ride the bike and get some perspective on the Screaming Woman bridge and the Dam Store area.
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Re: Flooding Tragedy

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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby goingup » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:44 pm

If anyone knows of ways to volunteer services for clean up they should post information.
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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby Dave B » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:56 pm

goingup wrote:If anyone knows of ways to volunteer services for clean up they should post information.


+1 to this, good idea!

I imagine most of these opportunities won't come into existence for at least a week, but this would be great information to share here. Perhaps a thread should be started in a couple days to serve this purpose.
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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby goingup » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:06 pm

Dave B wrote:
goingup wrote:If anyone knows of ways to volunteer services for clean up they should post information.


+1 to this, good idea!

I imagine most of these opportunities won't come into existence for at least a week, but this would be great information to share here. Perhaps a thread should be started in a couple days to serve this purpose.



Ya that would be really cool. If anyone has the connection to volunteer services to help with clean up please start a thread (even if it is a week out). I would be more than willing to offer my two hands to help clean up towns, neighborhoods, homes, and road ways.
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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby MonGoose » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:08 pm

goingup wrote:If anyone knows of ways to volunteer services for clean up they should post information.


I'm available to help out this weekend.

Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby maverick_manley » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:46 pm

MonGoose wrote:
goingup wrote:If anyone knows of ways to volunteer services for clean up they should post information.


I'm available to help out this weekend.


I'm also available this weekend (and after work next week) to help clean up. I can possibly also round up a few folks.
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Re: Flooding Tragedy

Postby larkinrx2 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:17 pm

goingup wrote:If anyone knows of ways to volunteer services for clean up they should post information.


while its not the National Guard,
i do some volunteer through church for these situations..... ERT, VIM (methodist church)

most of these groups need to get the OK by the FEDS first to be allowed in, since they are usually shut down to residents and FED/State personell only in the initial phases.

there will be plenty of opportunity to help, but first is do no harm
1. dont get in the way of the people that should be there
2. Dont cause more damage to the property (the area needs to be assessed by the insurers first usually for the claim process to work without a hitch, or they will say property owner did damage to increase claim)

my answer would be contact your local board of (red cross, salvation army or the likes) that would be "activated" to help
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