I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty done with the rain. I have friends all over town trapped in their homes. Your Boulder’s Tara Calihman spent her weekend pumping water out of her basement. Our collective hearts go out to those in Lyons, Jamestown, and the surrounding mountain towns where mudslides have caused incomprehensible damage.
But Boulder — is ready to be Boulder again, and stronger than ever. The least I could do was find a picture of a cute pup in snorkeling gear to maybe put a smile on your face this morning.
As we do, we’re here to keep you up-to-date on what’s most important to the Boulder community. And believe us — if we could, we’d be hand-delivering Dizzy’s Donuts to everyone who knows more about sump pumps than they ever should. So, here are the Boulder Flood updates as of today, including news from over the weekend and a video clip.
Schools: Boulder Valley School District – Schools will remain closed Monday and Tuesday. CU – Boulder is open for business and learning and stuff.
The count of missing persons is, sadly, up to 1253 as of this morning. Six have died.
Here is a list of road closures, updated every 3 minutes, across the greater Denver/Boulder region.
Highway 36 remains closed from Boulder to Lyons and from Lyons to Estes Park.
Mudslides are bringing down trees in the canyons. A startling video.
A rising St. Vrain river caused evacuations in Longmont over the weekend.
Imulus in Boulder is offering temporary office space to businesses dislocated by flooding. Contact them on Twitter.
The Denver Post has a gallery of over 188 photos (and counting) of the flood across the Front Range.
We’re wishing all of our Boulder neighbors a safe (and hopefully drier) Monday. Here’s hoping The Weather Channel is correct and we’re on our way back to the 80s and sunshine. Reach out to your neighbors, lend a helping hand, and remember — we’re Boulder. We do this stuff together.