A trio of fifth graders at a Denver school had a small idea to help flood victims — and it paid off in a really big way after they raised more than 10 times their original goal.
The American Red Cross of Alaska says one official and two volunteers from the state are helping people affected by floods in Colorado.
Both the City and County of Boulder are trying to make it easier on flood victims to rebuild and get their recovery effort underway.
Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe.
Among those missing is a woman in Larimer County who was washed away in the raging waters. The woman’s son was able to salvage one piece of family history after a friend saw a report on CBS4.
As Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened, shopkeepers in Estes Park worked to both clean up and remove salvageable goods from ravaged businesses for fear the swollen Big Thompson River would rise again.
American Red Cross workers in North Texas are en route to Colorado to help with the massive relief effort in a state beset by deadly flooding that’s displaced thousands of people.
Colorado’s widespread flooding has led to hundreds of missing person reports, but officials say many of those people are calling in safe as phone service is slowly being restored and victims call the Red Cross to strike their names off the list.
The American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma is sending several volunteers to Colorado to help out with flooding relief efforts.
The Red Cross has opened several shelters for those displaced due to flooding and severe weather.