• 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.

Operation Overview

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Latest Field Reports

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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 »

Latest Reflections

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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 »

Supporters of Operation: What the Flood

Donor Donation Date
Michael J. Moran$100.00December 19, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00November 19, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00October 19, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00September 19, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00August 24, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00July 19, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00June 19, 2014
John Blonsick$700.00May 27, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00May 19, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00April 19, 2014
Ashley Knotts$10.00April 17, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00March 19, 2014
Ashley Knotts$10.00March 17, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00February 19, 2014
Ashley Knotts$10.00February 17, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00January 19, 2014
Ashley Knotts$10.00January 17, 2014
Michael J. Moran$100.00December 19, 2013
Ashley Knotts$10.00December 17, 2013
Michael J. Moran$100.00November 19, 2013
Ashley Knotts$10.00November 17, 2013
Michael J. Moran$100.00October 19, 2013
Ashley Knotts$10.00October 17, 2013
Michael Gendel$100.00October 14, 2013
Michael Gendel$100.00October 14, 2013
Nancy Edmunds$500.00October 07, 2013
Yvette Thomas$120.00October 04, 2013
Jon Valenzuela$40.00October 03, 2013
David Ahi$50.00October 02, 2013
Gerald Barniak$100.00October 02, 2013
Florence Carnahan$25.00October 02, 2013
Christina Palacios$50.00October 01, 2013
mary cluney$50.00September 30, 2013
Anne Hambly$1000.00September 30, 2013
Sharon Homer-Drummond$20.00September 29, 2013
Anonymous$60.00September 29, 2013
Karen Novak$40.00September 29, 2013
Suzan Farrens$60.00September 29, 2013
Mary Lee Holbrook$40.00September 28, 2013
neil mc cartney$200.00September 28, 2013
Karen Gerbosi$225.00September 28, 2013
Bradley DeMass$10.00September 27, 2013
Anonymous$40.00September 27, 2013
Julie Hobus$50.00September 26, 2013
Katy W Sparks$60.00September 26, 2013
Toni Coleman-Donovan$25.00September 26, 2013
Brenda Riley$40.00September 25, 2013
James Clark$40.00September 25, 2013
Katherine Latham$100.00September 25, 2013
Sharon Jacobs Evans$25.00September 25, 2013

News / Press

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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 »