Sep 11, 2012 7:10 PM by Matt Stafford

Volunteers help with sandbagging

Residents living near the Waldo Canyon Fire burn-area are nervous about possible rain forecasted this week.

Tuesday volunteers with the Coalition of the Upper South Platte helped out a homeowner with some sand bagging. One homeowner living near Green Mountain Falls, just north of Highway 24, is right in the path of water run-off. Volunteers came out to place sandbags for free.

"It's not a long term fix, by no mean; this is an emergency fix," says Theresa Springer with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. "I talked to the landowner about if it rains, where are you going to climb to? I want to know her safety plan. She says she's going to drive out of here. Well if water's pooling up on her road down there, you don't drive across running water."

Springer says everyone near the burn zone should find a place to climb if it starts flooding.

If you'd like to help out with the work and volunteer, click here for more information.


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