September 13, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

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Emergency officials: Floodwater still hazardous, possibly contaminated

Despite a break in the weather, emergency officials are reminding people that flooded areas remain hazardous and that tubing and kayaking are not legal during a declared emergency.

Boulder County Public Health is urging people to stay out of all floodwaters, even in areas where the water appears to be calm. The water may be contaminated with bacteria and sewage and hidden debris under the surface could be dangerous.

Health and safety after a flood

While the flooding emergency in Boulder and surrounding areas is still continuing, once the waters recede many Boulder residents will be faced with some flood clean up in and around their property. Please take note of Boulder County's informational page: Health and Safety After the Flood.

Your student government: Historic flooding

By the University of Colorado Student Government

The past 36 hours have been some of the most trying in CU-Boulder history. With sirens blaring, people missing, and submerging buildings, it is safe to assume that we have all been experiencing difficult challenges and profound emotions.

CU-Fresno State football game postponed

Saturday’s football game between the University of Colorado and Fresno State has been postponed, university officials decided Friday morning. After careful consideration, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has decided that the university will not hold a football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, and that school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.

Evacuation lifted for Faculty/Staff and Athens Court residents

After carefully monitoring the weather and assessing the conditions of the buildings, the evacuation for the Faculty/Staff and Athens Court apartments will be lifted at 6 p.m.

Community Notes

University of Colorado Boulder

Campus support resources

The University of Colorado Boulder has many support and advocacy resources available for our campus community.

Some Office of the Registrar deadlines extended

Due to the severe conditions and the closure of the university Sept. 12 and 13, the Office of the Registrar has extended some Friday, Sept. 13 deadlines to Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Volunteering and donating: How to help right now

Please wait until storm/flood threat has fully cleared. Please do not go to evacuation centers. Please visit or dial 2-1-1 for additional information.

'Foothills Flood Relief Fund’ established to help local flood victims

Foothills United Way has established the ‘Foothills Flood Relief Fund’ to be able to respond to the effects of these storms. Organizers expect to use this fund for immediate relief as well as longer-term recovery in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. The Fund is accessible online at


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Stay away from all moving or standing water.

Do not make yourself part of the emergency.

Don't forget to check in with your loved ones.

For up-to-date information regarding campus closures, resources and alerts, go to


Open Space and Mountain Parks safety closure

All Boulder Open Space and Mountain Park (OSMP) lands are closed by emergency order due to trail degradation, unstable bridges and trailheads. Crews are working to remove debris and assess safety concerns. The public is not permitted on OSMP lands until public safety issues are addressed and the city lifts the closure.

Boulder Office of Emergency Management information

Please monitor local media or the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management website on flooding conditions and related information.

CU-Boulder on Twitter (@cuboulder and @cuboulderalerts) is sharing up-to-date information, especially as it relates to campus, as it is available.