Severe Flooding in Colorado, Samaritan's Purse is Determining How to Help
By Samaritan's Purse, Crossmap On September 14, 2013
Days of unrelenting rain have caused rivers and creeks to overflow their banks, creating catastrophic flooding across a wide area of northern Colorado. Whole towns have become swamps and are being evacuated. Major roads are closed, and thousands of homes are without power.
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Samaritan's Purse is sending staff members trained in disaster response to assess the damage and determine how best we can serve the homeowners in the affected areas.
More than 15 inches of rain has fallen this week, about half the amount the area normally receives during an entire year. More than six inches of it came down on Thursday, causing floodwaters to dramatically rise.
The impacted area stretches 130 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Fort Collins near the Wyoming border through Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs.
Samaritan's Purse disaster relief volunteers assisted flood victims earlier this year inCatawba County, North Carolina, and Kingsport, Tenn., by going through homeowners' belongings, performing mud-outs and removing soaked insulation, and helping prevent the growth of mold.
Please pray for the flood victims in Colorado during this difficult time.
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