Red Cross sets up shelter in Boulder for flood victims
BOULDER, Colo. — The American Red Cross moved its shelter for Boulder flooding victims to the YMCA of Boulder Valley at 2850 Mapleton Ave.
The previous shelter was at the North Boulder Recreation Center, but it has now closed, said Red Cross spokeswoman Patricia Demchak Billinger.
“The move was made due to concern over rising water affecting access to and safety of the original site on Broadway,” Bilinger said.
As of 2 a.m., no evacuees had checked in.
The shelter will remain open over night, with cots, blankets and other basic necessities such as food and water, said Billinger.
“When evacuating, head to higher ground and do not drive through flooded streets; it may be necessary to seek alternate routes to reach a destination,” Billinger said.