Jamestown seeks help rebuilding from flood
Last Updated: 16:11 September 26, 2013
Jamestown's infrastructure was torn apart by recent storms, flooding and mudslides that happened between Sept. 12 and 15 in the foothills and along the Front Range.
A number of Jamestown homes were destroyed or washed away by the floods, and many others were damaged.
The mountain town lost several roads and all of its bridges, leaving it inaccessible, town officials said in a press release. In addition, the town's water treatment plant was left inoperable by the floods, meaning the community has no fresh water supply.
Residents plan to rebuild water, sewer and road infrastructure, as well as the fire station, said Tara Schoedinger, Jamestown mayor. They're appealing to neighbors in surrounding communities to help by making a donation to the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County.
"We have unique and immediate needs at this time and must completely rebuild our town infrastructure," Schoedinger said. "The citizens of Jamestown need your help in this time of tragedy."
To donate and to find more information on rebuilding efforts, visit: www.RebuildJamestownCO.org. Or go to the donation page directly at: http://bit.ly/15SLaiV.
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