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Flood updateI-25 closed, Lyons evacuation

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Emergency Status

This page displays all public information that has been released about emergencies occurring in our community.

We are committed to posting updates as soon as new and verified details become available. The information is displayed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent updates at the top. If you are keeping this page up, PLEASE REFRESH PERIODICALLY FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION.

 

9-13-2013 10:00am Lyons Evacuation Update

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LifeBridge Church is staffing a public phone bank at 303-776-2927 to help Lyons evacuees reconnect with their family members. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE EVAC SITE UNLESS YOU ARE AN EVACUEE. The Public Call Center number for Boulder/Boulder County is still 303-413-7730. The National Guard will address details on Lyons evacuation at the 10 a.m. media briefing. If you are in immediate danger please call 9-1-1.

Lyons, We’re with you! Please hang in there.

9-13-2013 9:30am Closure of I-25

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The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed I-25 from Hwy 7 North of Denver to the Wyoming border because of flooding. Please continue to check road closures and conditions on this site and www.cotrip.org.

9-13-2013 Next Media Briefing Scheduled

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A media briefing is scheduled for 10 a.m. MST today . City of Boulder, Boulder County, CU Police Department, and National Guard officials will be available for a live briefing on flood response and recovery efforts in Boulder County.

9-13-2013 9:00am Town of Lyons Evacuation

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Because of flood waters and road damage there is no safe access in or out of Lyons. The Colorado National Guard is assisting with the voluntary evacuation of the Town of Lyons. Residents seeking to be evacuated will be transported with tactical vehicles to LifeBridge Church in North Longmont. We are asking people who are looking for family or friends in Lyons to not go to the evacuation site. Volunteers and staff will be taking names of evacuees as they arrive.  Starting at 9:30 today, LifeBridge Church will staff a public phone bank at 303-776-2927 to help Lyons evacuees reconnect with their family members.

9-13-2013 8:00am Road Closure Map Link Broken

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We apologize for the inconvience but the link for the road closure map isn’t working. We are in the process of repairing that link and will repost it once it is fixed.

Emergency Status

This page displays all public information that has been released about emergencies occurring in our community.

We are committed to posting updates as soon as new and verified details become available. The information is displayed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent updates at the top. If you are keeping this page up, PLEASE REFRESH PERIODICALLY FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION.

 

9-13-2013 10:00am Lyons Evacuation Update

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LifeBridge Church is staffing a public phone bank at 303-776-2927 to help Lyons evacuees reconnect with their family members. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE EVAC SITE UNLESS YOU ARE AN EVACUEE. The Public Call Center number for Boulder/Boulder County is still 303-413-7730. The National Guard will address details on Lyons evacuation at the 10 a.m. media briefing. If you are in immediate danger please call 9-1-1.

Lyons, We’re with you! Please hang in there.

9-13-2013 9:30am Closure of I-25

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The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed I-25 from Hwy 7 North of Denver to the Wyoming border because of flooding. Please continue to check road closures and conditions on this site and www.cotrip.org.

9-13-2013 Next Media Briefing Scheduled

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A media briefing is scheduled for 10 a.m. MST today . City of Boulder, Boulder County, CU Police Department, and National Guard officials will be available for a live briefing on flood response and recovery efforts in Boulder County.

9-13-2013 9:00am Town of Lyons Evacuation

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Because of flood waters and road damage there is no safe access in or out of Lyons. The Colorado National Guard is assisting with the voluntary evacuation of the Town of Lyons. Residents seeking to be evacuated will be transported with tactical vehicles to LifeBridge Church in North Longmont. We are asking people who are looking for family or friends in Lyons to not go to the evacuation site. Volunteers and staff will be taking names of evacuees as they arrive.  Starting at 9:30 today, LifeBridge Church will staff a public phone bank at 303-776-2927 to help Lyons evacuees reconnect with their family members.

9-13-2013 8:00am Road Closure Map Link Broken

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We apologize for the inconvience but the link for the road closure map isn’t working. We are in the process of repairing that link and will repost it once it is fixed.

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Boulder Office of EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT latest it’s a real mess out there

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2/22 7:35 p.m. – Lyons fire contained, but evacuees still awaiting word on evacuations
It is anticipated that the the evacuations will remain in effect for several hours as crews assess any potential for additional fire activity in the Lyons Stone Canyon area. Evacuees are advised to remain at the evacuation center until further notice.

2/22 7:20 p.m. – Stone Canyon Fire contained
Fire crews are reporting that the Stone Canyon Fire has been contained. Firefighters are still on the scene to monitor and address hot spots. The fire scorched about 20 acres. Evacuation Center officials are reporting that approximately 15 families are on scene, awaiting word about when they can safely return to their homes. Updates will be posted here as soon as they are available.

2/22 6:40 p.m. – Hwy. 36 has been re-opened
The Colorado State Patrol has re-opened Hwy. 36, but motorists are advised to use caution because of high wind conditions.

2/22 6:35 p.m. – Additional evacuation information
Evacuations have been ordered for the Eagle Ridge subdivision, and officials are re-routing traffic to 5th Avenue because of a downed power line at 1125 Stone Canyon Road.

2/22 6:30 p.m. – Hwy. 36 closed at McCaslin Boulevard
Motorists are advised that Hwy. 36 is closed at McCaslin Boulevard in both directions. Alternate routes are suggested.

2/22 6:15 p.m. – Lyons High School opens as evacuation center
Emergency officials are opening an evacuation center at Lyons High School for individuals displaced by the Stone Canyon fire. The high school is located at 100 S. Second Ave. in Lyons. Individuals are encouraged to at least check in at the evacuation center to register in the event that officials need to contact them.

2/22 6:05 p.m. – New fire reported east of Lyons
Crews are responding to a grassfire that is threatening structures east of Lyons. The fire, approximately 2 acres, started behind 931 Stone Canyon Road. Emergency officials made 42 Everbridge notifications, advising people to evacuate immediately because of the high winds and fast-moving 10- to 15-foot flames. No evacuation centers have been established yet. Additional updates will be posted as soon as they are available.

2/22 6 p.m. – City, county crews contain Diagonal Fire
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EOC Media Line – 720-564-2935

City, county fire crews contain grass fire along Diagonal Highway

City and county firefighters have contained a grass fire that broke out at about 3:30 p.m. today at 63rd Street and Diagonal Highway. Firefighters battled high winds that made conditions particularly challenging. As of 5 p.m., crews were reporting that the blaze was 100 percent contained.

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2/22 5:45 p.m. – Weather Update
According to the National Weather Service, we are currently experiencing the strongest winds of the evening, with gusts out of the W/SW over 70 mph. Between 8 and 9 p.m., winds will shift to NW at 40-50 mph. Around midnight tonight, winds shift to the N decreasing to 25-30 mph gusts. The wind helps to move a cold front quickly in to Boulder County by 5 a.m. with winds at 10-15 mph. Snow accumulations expected to be .5 to 1 inch, and the storm will move out of the area by noon tomorrow.

2/22 5:22 p.m. – Diagonal Fire
2/22 5:22p.m. – Diagonal Fire The Diagonal Fire is now 100% contained. The Diagonal is open for Longmont bound traffic, still closed for Boulder bound traffic. 63rd St. is closed from the diagonal to Monarch Road. 71st St. is closed between State Highway 52 and Winchester Circle.

2/22 4:40 p.m. – Diagonal Fire
2/22 5:04p.m. – Diagonal Fire – 1300 reverse notifications were sent to the area from Lookout Road north to Niwot Rd, and from 79th Street west to the Diagonal, advising residents of the fire in the area. No evacuations were ordered.

2/22 4:40 p.m. – Diagonal Fire
2/22 4:40 p.m. – Diagonal Fire Update – There are no mandatory evacuations at this time. Voluntary evacuation should go Eastbound towards 75th Street.

2/22 4:30 p.m. – Diagonal Fire
Fire crews are responding to a brush fire near 63rd Street and Diagonal Highway. Initial reports indicated the fire was near Tom Watson Park, west of Diagonal Highway.

Please be aware that both lanes of the Diagonal Highway at 63rd Street have been shut down.

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UPDATE: #BOULDERFIRE Boulder Community Hospital (mapleton) being evacuated

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Lets Get this thing stopped Boyz, before the winds pick up!!!

10/29 11:00 Evacuation updates
Boulder Community Hospital Mapleton and Maxwell facilities are being evacuated by 11:30 a.m. No patients should come to the either out patient facility. There are no evacuations scheduled at this time for Boulder Community Hospital on N. Broadway.

Boulder Humane Society @ 303-442-4030 and the Boulder County Fairgrounds @ 303-548-6530 have been notified and are preparing for displaced animals.

10/29 10:45 Health advisory
October 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Chana Goussetis, 303.441.1457, cgoussetis@bouldercounty.org

Boulder County Public Health issues health advisory in response to fire

Due to the possibility of rapid weather changes, it is difficult to predict the condition of air quality related to current the fire.

In general, if you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended that you avoid outdoor physical activities. If visibility is decreased in your neighborhood to less than five miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Children, Elderly, and People with Respiratory Conditions

If you can see or smell smoke, children, elderly, pregnant women, and people with pre-existing respiratory conditions should stay inside with the windows and doors closed.  If it is hot outside, run an air conditioner if you have one, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. If you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek shelter elsewhere.

Children are more likely to be affected by health threats from smoke because their airways are still developing and because they breathe more air per pound of body weight than adults. Children also are more likely to be active outdoors.

Older adults are more likely to be affected by smoke, as they have higher levels of heart or lung diseases than younger people.

Follow your doctor’s advice about medicines and about your respiratory management plan if you have asthma or another lung disease. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.

Healthy Individuals

When smoke levels are high, even healthy people may experience coughing, a scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes, and a runny nose. If you can see or smell smoke, you should limit outdoor physical activities and stay indoors if at all possible.

Wildfire smoke contains pollutants that can be harmful to health. Particles from smoke tend to be very small and can therefore be inhaled into the deepest recesses of the lung and may represent a greater health concern than larger particles. Even in healthy people, this can cause temporary reductions in lung function and pulmonary inflammation. Particulate matter can also affect the body’s immune system.

Air quality updates are available at http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/advisory.aspx.

Updates on the wildfire are available at www.BoulderOEM.com

To receive this advisory by email or text, follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/bouldercohealth.

10/29 10:30 City neighborhoods under evacuation orders
Residences and businesses within the following City of Boulder area are being asked to evacuate at this time: from Canyon Boulevard on the south to High Street on the north from the fire location on the west to 7th Street on the east. Everbridge notifications are being made. Evacuees are asked to respond to the Coors Event Center at CU.
10/29 10:30 A call center has been established for the #boulderfire Dome Fire.
A call center has been established for the Dome Fire. Affected residents can call 303-441-7730 for more information. Please do not call 9-1-1 with non-emergencies.
10/29 10:14 Air support making drops
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Boulder This Week Fourmile Canyon fire, Hotels, Red Cross, getting cash, Parade

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An Ecclectic Mix

First, we are so pleased that the Four Mile Canyon Fire is really contained and that the majority of residents have returned to their homes or home sites.  There was talk earlier today about some evacuees not being able to receive funds from any agencies.

I talked with the Red Cross State Disaster Officer, Eric Jones,  (responsible for several states) who shared important information with me:
…A Victim Relief Center is still operating at Broaday and Iris and…the Victims must “qualify” for funds.
Jones said the Red Cross begins the “intake” process.  To date they have worked with 135 family units out of 169 eligible ones.  The Red Cross assists with the evacuees in a disaster, sees they have access to medications and he said they are a “financial bandage” for the immediate time.  Eligible family units are later referred to other agencies for additional assistance. A Gold Hill Relief Fund has been established.

A word to the wise and generous of spirit:   before donating to any cause, make sure the funds go to the right sources!   See how the funds are donated and distributed.  Then be your generous selves!

Also, several restaurants and hotels including the Kitchen, Jax, hotels like the Holiday Inn Express, the Millennium, the St. Julien all put efforts forward to accommodate the evacuees who did look terribly lost for days as they wondered if they could return home and when plus what to do in the interim.   Thanks to everyone who stepped forward.

Okay, now, a “Parade” for the firefighters, law enforcement and other related agencies to the Four Mile Canyon Fire will take place this weekend on Sunday in downtown Boulder.  Street closures will take place.  Someone said “isn’t it a little premature to thank these pros”  and to that, of course, I say, it is never premature to say “thank you” to them.  They are out there for us every day.

29th Street will be having an event also related to the CU Hawaii Game this weekend to which, I might add, I have been invited….but, not being into football and having long ago misplaced my grass skirt, I have graciously declined.

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EVACUEES PLZ NOTE!! @bouldercounty is looking for you: see story. #boulderfire

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September 8, 2010

Contact: Boulder Emergency Operations Center, 720-564-2935

County seeking contact with evacuees

Boulder County, Colo. Boulder County is asking that all residents who have been evacuated due to the Fourmile Canyon wildfire please contact the county.

It is important that all evacuated residents make contact as soon as possible so the county can assist displaced residents with the recovery process in an efficient, timely manner.

Residents are asked to email edonaghey@bouldercounty.org and provide the following information:

· Full name

· Address of affected residence

· Is this a primary or secondary residence?

· Have you received notification that your residence is damaged or destroyed?

· Phone number where you can be immediately reached

· Do you need long-term housing (non-shelter) assistance?

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UPDATE: #boulderfire Four Mile Fire COMMAND fire started by Propane truck crash.

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ACCORDING TO PARK RANGERS AND FIRE RADIO TRAFFIC THE fOUR MILE FIRE WAS STARTED BY A PROPANE TRUCK CRASH NEAR FOUR MILE CANYON. the fire moved quickly and got away from county fire fighters.  Grounded air tankers too skiddish to fly. caused disaster. 911 reverse failed. no evacuation plans ; bad cell phone caused chaos.

10:33 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010 - Road updates:

  • Boulder Canyon is open
  • Lefthand Canyon is open to Jamestown
  • Lefthand Canyon is closed from Olde Stage to Lick Skillet
  • Fourmile Canyon and Sugarloaf roads are closed

DOZENS OF HOMES LOST;  FIRE TRUCK BURNED; PEOPLE MISSING; 3000 EVACUATED


10 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010 - Fire crews from approximately 30 local agencies continue to battle the Four Mile Canyon Fire that has burned 3,500 acres and multiple structures. Crews are engaged in “point protection” which includes protecting structures, clearing defensible space around threatened structures, and direct fire suppression.

Approximately 3,000 residents are in the evacuation areas. The Four Mile Canyon Fire is a wind driven fire burning in steep, rocky, and hard to access terrain west and north of the City of Boulder. Requests for state and federal assistance have been requested.

A total of 100 firefighters and 35 engines are currently working the Four Mile Canyon Fire with additional resources available and responding. Aviation resources were able to assist today after the winds calmed down.  An estimated 40,000 gallons of retardant were utilized within the fire area today to assist in firefighting operations.  Air operations stopped at nightfall and will resume first thing on Tuesday morning.

The current evacuation area includes:

  • the communities west of the Peak-to-Peak Highway
  • east of Highway 36
  • south of Lefthand Canyon Rd
  • north of Boulder Canyon
  • ralong Sugarloaf Rd
  • There are not any evacuations within the City of Boulder city limits.

10 p.m. – There will be a press briefing at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Boulder County Justice Center, 6th & Canyon.


8:20 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010 - Press briefing at 8:30 at the Boulder County Justice Center, 6th & Canyon Boulevard.


8:10 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010 -  The CU Coors Event Center is open as an overnight shelter. People should enter at the southwest arena entrance, taking Regent Drive to Kittredge Loop. Drivers can drop off the rest of their party at this entrance then proceed to POD-G (public parking), just east of 30th Street and Colorado Boulevard.   A shuttle will be provided to transport evacuees people back to the center from the parking area.

The shelter can only accommodate service animals. No pets are allowed, but the humane society in Longmont is accepting small pets. People should bring identification and medications and items to occupy small children. Food will be provided.


7:51 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010 -  Boulder Valley Humane Society is no longer accepting animals.  Longmont Humane Society still has space and will be open throughout the night.


7:46 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010 -  The Nederland Community Center evaculation center is closed.  All evacuees who were at the shelter have been accomodated.  Anyone trying to go to Boulder from Nederland should use Coal Creek, and not try to travel through Boulder Canyon.


7:40 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010 -  There has been some confusion about the call center number.  The incident call center can be reached at 303-413-7737.


7:40 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010 – North Boulder Recreation Center evacuation center is closing and evacuees are being directed to the CU Coors Events Center.


7:25 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010:  The New Vista High School evacuation center is closed.  Evacuees have been directed to the shelter at the CU Coors Events Center.


7:20 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010:  The winds have died down, allowing aircraft to get up and running. There are currently three air tankers operating over the wildfire: one single-engine tanker with a 799-gallon capacity and two heavy tankers with a 2,300-gallon capacity each. In addition, two other planes are in the air, assisting them. The tankers are dropping retardant and then returning to Rocky Mountain Regional Airport to refill, with an estimated 20-minute turnaround time. They will operate until it is too dark to do so. In addition, four more heavy air tankers have been ordered from Boise, Idaho. They are expected to arrive this evening and stage at Rocky Mountain Regional Airport until tomorrow morning.


7:15 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010: The campground at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont is open for recreational vehicles.  There are approximately 25 sites open on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Electrical and sewer hookup available.


6:47 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010:  Evacuation area has been expanded from Sugar Loaf Road to the Peak to Peak Highway.


6:45 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010: Parking for evacuees using the Coors Events Center is at POD-G (public parking), just east of 30th Street and Colorado Blvd. A shuttle will be provided to transport evacuees from the parking area to the Coors Events Center.


6:10 p.m. – Sept. 6, 2010: The American Red Cross is opening an overnight shelter at the CU Coors Event Center. People should enter at the southwest arena entrance, taking Regent Drive to Kittredge Loop. This facility will open at 6:30 p.m. for all residents displaced by the wildfire. The shelter can only accommodate service animals. No pets are allowed, but the humane societies in Boulder and Longmont are accepting small pets. People should bring identification and medications and items to occupy small children. Food will be provided. Parking may be limited.

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