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Colorado Launches Website For Flood Information

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LOVELAND, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a new website that will provide information about recovery efforts related to flooding in Colorado last month.

The website, ColoradoUnited.com, includes recovery news, current information about impacted areas and how to get help. There is also a place where the public can contact the Recovery Office through an online form about any issues they have.

The governor said Tuesday the new website will provide a map that includes information about road closures, shelters, weather conditions and current traffic conditions.

“The website is going to be able to provide the latest updates and issues and progress in terms of the flood recovery. People can know where they have information they want. Those people ask us questions and we will make sure the answers to those questions get posted on the website,” Hickenlooper said. “It is a way that people can ask directly what the questions are that are bothering them and we will try to make sure that in every case we get a 24-hour turn around.”

The site also includes embedded links to traffic cams and dozens of pictures taken by the Civil Air Patrol.

“We hope within the next week we will be able to make some significant announcements of corporate giving, large grants and maybe some fundraisers to really begin getting the community energized about this,” Hickenlooper said.

The name “Colorado United” was chosen to illustrate how communities in and out of the flooded areas continue to come together and recover.

Colorado Floods: How To Help

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.

LINK: ColoradoUnited.com

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