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Flood evacuees sleep at Red Cross shelter in Granby

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Members of the Middle Park football team assisted the American Red Cross with setting up cots in the East Grand Middle School gym on Friday evening, Sept. 13, in Granby. The school sheltered more than 170 students, teachers and chaperones from the Lucile Erwin Middle School in Longmont on Friday evening who had been staying at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.
Submitted by Toni Leuthold |

GRANBY —The Red Cross prepared a shelter in Granby for 175 youth camp evacuees on Friday night, Sept. 13.

As the flood surge spread in northern and eastern Colorado, a youth camp at the Estes Park YMCA was evacuated, and the 21 adults and 154 7th-graders made their way on Trail Ridge Road to Granby to spend the night at the East Grand Middle School.

Local high school students helped to set up the cots for the shelter, and Red Cross provided food. A commercial bus picked up the evacuees Saturday morning, Sept. 14, and took them home.

Meanwhile, numerous shelters in Colorado remain open to support those seeking refuge from widespread flooding, and some shelters and evacuation centers have closed in areas where evacuations have been lifted or residents no longer needed sheltering services.

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