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Gazette Premium Content Lyons man organizes flood watcher network

Associated Press Published: April 6, 2014

LONGMONT — As spring runoff nears in Colorado, a Lyons man is organizing a group of flood watchers to keep an eye on Boulder Creek and the St. Vrain, Big Thompson and Little Thompson rivers.

The Longmont Times-Call reports (http://bit.ly/1lEMAne ) Greg Berman has recruited about 35 people to his Flood Watch Network, a real-time safety net organized after September's flood forced his entire town to evacuate. Reports and warnings will be made through the network's Facebook page, and information will be passed to the Lyons Fire Protection District and other participating agencies, as well as to Denver's television networks.

Berman says "I don't want to sound like I'm a superhero. I'm just trying to help our town out, and the towns around us, too."

September's floods killed nine people and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/

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