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Published September 13, 2013, 12:32 PM

Dakotas Region On Standby To Assist With Colorado Flooding Relief Efforts

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross has been placed on standby to assist with relief efforts in Colorado as flooding has forced people to evacuate from their homes. Shelters have been set up for those displaced.

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross has been placed on standby to assist with relief efforts in Colorado as flooding has forced people to evacuate from their homes. Shelters have been set up for those displaced.

Areas along Colorado’s Front Range Mountains have flooded after days of heavy rain caused flash flooding. Emergency Response Vehicles and volunteers able to deploy are getting prepped to respond. The Red Cross has set up several shelters across the area and feeding operations have commenced to assist all those affected by this disaster as well. Over 700 people spent the night in Red Cross shelters on Thursday evening.

Should a call for more volunteers or supplies rise, members of the Dakotas Region could be called into service within the next 24-48 hours. One volunteer from Pierre, South Dakota will be deploying either today or tomorrow as a Mass Care Shelter Manager. Further updates will be released as information becomes available.

How to help: If you would like to help the people affected by disasters like the flooding in Colorado, you can make a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief on the website linked here, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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