• Operation: What the Flood

    • In Response to: Longmont Floods
    • Location: Longmont, CO
    • Active: Sep 15, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013

Objective

TR was requested by local authorities to provide flood recovery operations after floods hit the towns of Longmont and Lyons. Region 8 volunteers gathered damage assessments and helped 95 homeowners recover from the floods.

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September 30, 2013 TR Region 8 is getting down and nasty in Longmont, CO. With 28 volunteers already on the ground and dozens more expected over the weekend, the team began muck-out work on three homes - one work order was completed, the other two will be completed today. 44 damage assessments have been completed to date, creating… Read More »

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October 1, 2013 Volunteering for my community has always been an important part of my life. I started at an early age picking up trash on the sides of roads and schools and working with shelters to stock and distribute food to families during the holidays. Then at the age of 16, I became a volunteer firefighter and… Read More »

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Field Reports

Operation: What the Flood – Day Two Update

TR Region 8 is getting down and nasty in Longmont, CO. With 28 volunteers already on the ground and dozens more expected over the weekend, the team began muck-out work on three homes - one work order was completed, the other two will be completed today. 44 damage assessments have been completed to date, creating… Read More »

Operation: Matrimony

Going to the chapel, or in this case the FOB stationed in the Home Depot parking lot, and we're gonna get married. After wrapping up work orders for the day in Lyons, Colorado, TR strike teams worked collectively on a surprise mission - Operation: Matrimony. After dating for nearly four years, volunteers Vanessa Valentine and Ryan… Read More »

Region 8 Given Green Light for Operation: What the Flood

Late last night, Team Rubicon was one of the few agencies given the green light by local authorities to begin flood recovery operations in Colorado. Over the next 24 hours, the team on the ground is placing priority on securing lodging, food, and a location for our incident command post. With these established, the team… Read More »

Reflections

Army Combat Medic Michael Franks Reflects on Operation: What The Flood

Volunteering for my community has always been an important part of my life. I started at an early age picking up trash on the sides of roads and schools and working with shelters to stock and distribute food to families during the holidays. Then at the age of 16, I became a volunteer firefighter and… Read More »

Peter Hauschulz, USMC Veteran, Reflects on Operation: What the Flood

I walked up the driveway into a double-wide garage swarming with broom-wielding kids. They were happy and boisterous, ranging from 8 to 12 and all equally content to push dirt around the floor. Proud to be doing something grown-up and useful. Most of them wore bright colors, blues and yellows under caked streaks of mud.… Read More »

In the Words of Colorado Homeowner Donna Waida

It was a Thursday afternoon, and I was in my living room on a conference call when someone pounded on my front door. A stranger screamed "River coming!" and I looked behind her and saw rushing water coming down the street. I ran to the basement to plug in the sump pump. While I was there,… Read More »