Sample Press Release
The consequences of a major flood on Boulder Creek to human life, property, and to the natural environment can be devastating, as the residents of Boulder County have recently discovered. In an effort to describe thoroughly the impact of recent flooding on the City of Boulder and its inhabitants, a report is being compiled under the auspices of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center at the Institute of Behavioral Science of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Field workers will investigate the extent of loss of life, property damage, social disruption, and environmental destruction that resulted from recent flooding on Boulder Creek.
The results of this research will
be added to earlier work by Gilbert F. White, a noted flood hazard expert,
which details public decisions to locate structures within the boundaries
of the Boulder Creek floodplain. The report will be distributed to emergency
management agencies at the federal, state, and local levels as well as to
other interested parties. This research is being undertaken in the hope
that lessons from the Boulder Creek Flood of (Month, day, year) may
be learned by residents of other communities susceptible to flood hazards
and, in the words of Dr. White, that "... the citizens of Boulder may
be helped to understand how their community came to be vulnerable to the
flood, and the kinds of decisions that may either reduce or enlarge the
human consequences of the next large flood."