Local Red Cross Volunteers to Help Colorado Flooding Victims - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Local Red Cross Volunteers to Help Colorado Flooding Victims

Posted: Updated:

The Northern Nevada Chapter of the Red Cross is sending four volunteers to help with the flooding in Colorado which has killed at least four people.

"Colorado's so close and we certainly want to help them and if we needed anything here we know they would support us too," says Carli Epstein.

The first got to the state on Sunday. Three more will arriving Tuesday and expect to be there two or three weeks.

Some Colorado residents who have been isolated for days are using white sheets, mirrors and signal fires to flag down rescue helicopters.

Officials say the epic storms that dumped nearly a foot and a half of rain are some of the worst in more than a century.

"Some areas of Larimer experienced a 100-year flood, other areas experienced a 1,000-year flood."

Colorado officials say they won't be able to fully assess all the damage until rescue efforts are complete, and the floodwaters recede.

To donate to the Northern Nevada Chapter Red Cross, you can either call 775-856-1000 or click here.

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Money Watch Q & A: Solar Power Savings

    Money Watch Q & A: Solar Power Savings

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:28:05 GMT
    How much is your roof worth with solar panels? We'll talk about profiting from your roof space and how you can earn cash back in tonight's Money Watch Q & A.More >>
    How much is your roof worth with solar panels? We'll talk about profiting from your roof space and how you can earn cash back in tonight's Money Watch Q & A.
    More >>
  • St. Vincent's Event Offers Free Haircuts

    St. Vincent's Event Offers Free Haircuts

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:23:40 GMT
    More than a dozen hairstylists from various local salons donated their time and services on Wednesday to give people free haircuts. Catholic Charities and St. Vincent's Programs created the new event called Haircuts From the Heart.More >>
    More than a dozen hairstylists from various local salons donated their time and services on Wednesday to give people free haircuts. Catholic Charities and St. Vincent's Programs created the new event called Haircuts From the Heart.More >>
  • Workshops Scheduled to Address Water Consolidation

    Workshops Scheduled to Address Water Consolidation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:15:59 GMT
    A series of public workshops is scheduled to address rules and rates regarding the consolidation of Washoe County's water utility and South Truckee Meadows General Improvement District with Truckee Meadows Water Authority.More >>
    A series of public workshops is scheduled to address rules and rates regarding the consolidation of Washoe County's water utility and South Truckee Meadows General Improvement District with Truckee Meadows Water Authority.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.