“Biblical" levels of rain have triggered massive flash flooding along Colorado’s Front Range mountains. Over 17,000 properties are estimated to be damaged or destroyed. As of now, 9 bodies have been recovered, but many more are missing.
An IsraAID relief team is enroute to
Boulder, Colorado to join the efforts of American relief teams
A relief team from IsraAID,
The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid - UJA’s partner
since 2005 - is expected to land in Denver on September 20th, and head
towards Boulder to join the efforts of national American relief teams,
government agencies and the Jewish communities of Denver and Boulder.
aims to help local residents find and save their possessions, clean
debris and gut houses so families can begin the slow path to recovery,”
said Shachar Zahavi, CEO, IsraAID “As with Superstorm Sandy last
November, the cleaning stage is crucial to avoid major health and
hygiene issues from contaminated water, open sewage, and the onset of
dangerous mold. We wish to thank UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, The
Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and the Jewish community of Boulder
for supporting our efforts in Colorado.”
Over the past few years, IsraAID has extended a helping hand to US communities affected by disasters, including Hurricane
Katrina in New Orleans, super storm Sandy in New York and tornado ravaged communities of Oklahoma.
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