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Old 07-04-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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Just a word of hope and encouragement to our fellow citizens in Colorado.

You're not alone. The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team is gearing up for a major response in the Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs areas. Our Colorado teams are already there and some out of state units are responding rapidly. Tomorrow, a damage assessment team leaves Oklahoma for Ft. Collins and they'll be followed by ash-out teams from all over the country to help residents who have lost so much begin the road to recovery. I have no doubt that a similar response is in the offing for the Waldo Canyon fire as well, just as soon as the fire is brought under control.

All of our services are free of charge, with no strings of any kind attached.

If any of you need help cleaning up your damaged properties, please contact the nearest disaster command center, the Colorado Baptist's in Centennial or your local Southern Baptist Association or church.

 
Old 07-04-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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Now, the previous post is works in action. That is wonderful.
 
Old 07-04-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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Originally Posted by stillkit View Post
Just a word of hope and encouragement to our fellow citizens in Colorado.

You're not alone. The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team is gearing up for a major response in the Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs areas. Our Colorado teams are already there and some out of state units are responding rapidly. Tomorrow, a damage assessment team leaves Oklahoma for Ft. Collins and they'll be followed by ash-out teams from all over the country to help residents who have lost so much begin the road to recovery. I have no doubt that a similar response is in the offing for the Waldo Canyon fire as well, just as soon as the fire is brought under control.

All of our services are free of charge, with no strings of any kind attached.

If any of you need help cleaning up your damaged properties, please contact the nearest disaster command center, the Colorado Baptist's in Centennial or your local Southern Baptist Association or church.
That is great news. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's disaster relief program is gearing up for same.

I would much rather give my money to groups like this than these vague "fund-raisers" that I hear about.
 
Old 07-04-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Earlier this morning KKCO11 News reported 90% containment on the Pine Ridge fire.

Right now the problem is wind. We had some 20 to 25 mph winds just a bit ago. Monsoon moisture is coming into the western slope but kind of running out of gas when it gets to GJ. Still, the 5 day forecast calls for 30% chance for rain through Saturday.

BTW, I agree w/ Katiana. Appreciate the commitment stillkit!
 
Old 07-05-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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Here's the new view in Colorado Springs after Waldo Canyon fire.



Last edited by Brill; 07-05-2012 at 10:29 AM..
 
Old 07-05-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Just a note here to about the continuing fire danger in Colorado's dead and dying lodgepole forests. For a little preview of what fires in those tinderboxes might look like, one only need look north to Wyoming to the Arapaho fire. It is running wild through a very diseased and dying lodgepole forest there. As of Tuesday, it had roared through 93,000+ acres. The major difference between it and a potential Colorado fire is that there is relatively little threatened in the way of man-made structures in the area that is burning, unlike many areas of Colorado lodgepole forest where a fire of similar size and intensity would likely destroy hundreds of millions of dollars worth of structures and potentially kill some number of people. Having visited both areas--the Laramie Peak area in Wyoming and Colorado's lodgepole forests--I can say that the diseased areas of Colorado's lodgepole forests look little different than those around Laramie Peak. That is, until the Arapaho fire started burning.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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Default Well, finally . . .

In my area of west-central Colorado, we finally got a decent rainstorm. By Midwest or Eastern standards, it would be not much more than a nice shower, but here it is already more rain in the last 25 minutes than in the last 5 months. I'm guessing about 4/10's to a half-inch. I hope the mountains are getting some of it . . .

Also dropped the temperature by about 25 degrees--I'll take that all day long, too.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 04:40 PM
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I have nearly one INCH in my rain gauge and some minor flooding in my part of Delta County. A welcome relief! I hope this rain makes it to the fires. I stood outside in it until a lightening bolt told me to go in.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Got a bit of spotty rain falling in Grand Junction right now, but not yet enough to make the sidewalks wet. Sure smells good though.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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Sadly we didn't even get that in Fruita, but am happy with the other reports!
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