Colorado flooding still impacting people in Larimer, Weld, Boulder and other counties
6 unaccounted for in Colorado flooding
Last Updated: 79 days ago
The deadly flooding and mudslides that hit Colorado starting September 11 continue to impact people in multiple counties.
The floods killed seven people. Three others are missing and presumed dead. Six people are unaccounted for, all in Larimer County, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. That number was decreased from 60 earlier Sunday.
-- Larimer County --
More than 1,200 people in Larimer County had been rescued as of Sunday morning and operations were expected to continue throughout the day, officials said.
"16 people, 13 dogs, 5 fish, 1 snail, 1 turtle, 1 tarantula and 1 cat were rescued yesterday," @LarimerSheriff tweeted Sunday morning.
Officials asked residents to call 970-416-1985 to report people who still haven't been contacted.
-- Boulder County --
Information about assistance, cleanup, roads, transit and more, is available at the county's flood website at www.BoulderCountyFlood.org or the City of Boulder's flood website at www.BoulderFloodInfo.net.
Flood victims needing immediate assistance can visit a Disaster Assistance Center. There are two Disaster Assistance Centers open to serve all Boulder County residents:
- Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover St., Longmont, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days per week
- 5495 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder (near intersection of 55th and Arapahoe), 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. seven days per week
The Public Call Center will be open through Tuesday, Sept. 24 and will then be closing. The public can call 303-413-7730 with any non-emergency flood-related questions.
The following areas in Boulder County are currently under boil water restrictions:
- Loveland [Meadow Mountain Water Supply (Allenspark), Narrows Campground Lower (bottled water advisory)]
Boulder County is providing free well-water testing for private wells impacted by flooding. For the most current information on water quality within the county, check here: http://www.bouldercounty.org/flood/health/pages/flwater.aspx
-- Weld County --
The American Red Cross mobile unit relocated to the Evans Community Complex at 1100 37th St. Sunday morning, according to the Weld County Government Facebook page.
The Red Cross will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Evans complex until further notice. Residents needing services should use the St. Vrain entrance off of 37th St. to access the mobile unit, which will provide cleanup kits, water, toiletries and blankets.
Area residents wanting to talk with a local Red Cross volunteer should contact 1-888-635-6381. The Recovery Assistance Center at Island Grove was scheduled to close Sunday at 5 p.m.
-- Roads --
Construction crews and National Guard troops are working furiously to repair highways to mountain towns cut off by unprecedented Colorado flooding.
State officials drove and hiked along one heavily damaged highway on Sunday and said they're optimistic they can meet a Dec. 1 target to complete temporary fixes.
The flood obliterated sections of roadways as long as football fields.
Officials say it's too early to know how much time and money it will take to make permanent repairs, but they say it will cost more than $100 million.
Some 200 miles of state highways and 50 bridges were destroyed.
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