Fort Collins Flood
Carol Breuer (CBreuer@VINES.COLOSTATE.EDU)
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 16:20:21 -0600
This is the first time I have been back on email since Monday,
and I just wanted to let you know we're okay here since the
flood Monday night made national news. Fort Collins is still
here, although soggy, and trying to put things back together.
The CSU campus was hard hit and we still have 13 buildings that
are closed because of the flooding. Cleanup is proceeding, but
the estimated damages to the campus is $50 million and still
rising. It is a real mess! Everyone is trying to cope as best
we can and get back to some semblance of order.
My neighborhood is one that had heavy flooding. At one point
Monday night I had one river running through my back yard and
the whole street in front was covered with water. I was very
fortunate that my house sits higher than the others around me.
Another 8-10 inches and the water would have been running into
my basement. The house right next door was badly flooded, and
nearly everyone on the block was pumping water out Tuesday
morning. It was a pretty scary time and very sobering.
The troop I am commissioner for was busy Tuesday morning at the
church where they meet (the Chartering Organization) helping to
clean up the water and mud in the basement. This was the SPL's
idea and he organized it, and it was much appreciated by the
Our District Chairman is organizing as many troops as they can
to help with flood cleanup. This notice was in the paper this
morning as well as on the radio. The Girl Scout Council here is
collecting food for flood victims. Lots of volunteers have come
forward to help. It is great to see so many in the community
working together. I will try to give you an update later.
At this point I do not know of any troops that lost equipment or
the like, but I am sure there may have been scouts that lost
personal camping gear or uniforms when their homes were flooded.
Right now I really don't know any particulars, but if I do I
will share it with you great folks on the list.
Carol Breuer, Fort Collins, CO
Asst. District Commissioner
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