American Red Cross
It’s tough to think about tornadoes and thunderstorms when it’s cold and snowing outside, but the American Red Cross says severe weather season is here and Coloradans need to be ready.
The high fire danger was a big concern for firefighters in El Paso County after a home there went up in flames.
The American Red Cross is always ready to respond to disasters across the country and the Mile High Chapter responded to over 300 disasters in Colorado last year.
The American Red Cross is distributing bottled water to residents of San Luis, after the town’s drinking water supply tested positive for E. coli.
A delegation from one of the areas hardest hit by last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan is in Denver on a thank-you mission.
An overnight fire in Aurora sent six people to the hospital, including three children. The cause of that fire has been ruled accidental.
The American Red Cross has responded to a half dozen fires along the Front Range just this week. The charity sees more fires over the holidays and many are preventable.
Demand has far outpaced donations to food banks around Colorado, but The Denver Post reports charitable giving this holiday season is expected to be about the same as last year.
Despite freezing overnight temperatures, few people in Northern Colorado took advantage of the emergency shelters set up to house people who are without power.
It could be days before residents can move back into an Aurora apartment complex after a woman committed suicide there.