Just about a year ago, our city and the cities surrounding it were forever changed. The rain kept coming down. Basements filled with mud and flood. Roads washed away. Memories were lost, homes evacuated, areas struggled to stay above water, and a community banded together like nothing our area had ever seen.
The Boulder flood hit.
I don’t know about you, but there are ways I’d have preferred this town make headlines instead.
On September 10, the City of Boulder has two events set for the community to remember last year’s floods. While many need no reminder, each event has a specific focus and both are designed to bring our community even closer together.
On the afternoon of September 10, the City is hosting the first event which will discuss climatology, geology and social behaviors related to the 2013 flood. The Science of Disaster Planning, hosted in conjunction with the Geological Society of America, will be at the Museum of Boulder Event Center from 1-5PM. Check that link for public transit details from all over Boulder.
On the evening of the 10th from 6-8PM, join everyone from Mudslingers to first responders and more for the Boulder Flood Tribute: Community Stories in Action. The evening will include Ignite-style short presentations from members of the Boulder community impacted by the flood — and need we mention a chance for all of Boulder to reconnect and connect even further?
There are other events commemorating the flood taking placeoutside of those sponsored by the City of Boulder. For a complete listing, check this PDF document. There’s something going on nearly every day for a whole week.
And now, we’ll let you get back to your post-Labor Day morning coffee. I’m already on my second cup.