Red Cross evacuation shelters open across Front Range

Posted on: 1:15 am, September 12, 2013, by , updated on: 09:21am, September 13, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — The American Red Cross has opened several shelters for people affected by the widespread flooding across the metro area.

The Red Cross said about 719 people stayed at eight shelters and one evacuation center Thursday night.

As of 7 a.m., those shelters were at:

Red Cross managed:

– Adams City High School
– Mapleton YMCA, Boulder
– Erie Community Center, Erie
– Arvada High School, Arvada
– First Presbyterian Church-weber Street Center, Colorado Springs

Shelters managed by other organizations:

– Lyons Elementary has moved to Lifebridge Christian Church, Lyons
– Burger Recreation Center, Lafayette
– Niwot HS, Longmont (moved from Silver Creek HS in Longmont)
– St Vrain Memorial, Longmont (moved from Silver Creek HS in Longmont)

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families evacuated from their homes tonight. Come and rest up at one of the shelters. We are here for our friends and neighbors as long as needed.” said local volunteer Board Chair, Anthony Cisneros.

The Red Cross also recommended using the website SafeAndWell.org to let your family and friends know that you are safe.

Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.

Right now the Red Cross says they do not need additional volunteers, but should the situation change or worsen they may call for volunteers through their website RedCross.org.

You can donate to the your local Red Cross chapter here.

You can also donate to the Salvation Army.