LONGMONT - Since Thursday, Longmont-area restaurants and grocery stores have helped feed between 150 to 175 staff working in Emergency Operations Center covering 24 hours a day.
These meals were consumed while working over a computer, dispatch consoles, maps, and in between phone calls, running between meetings or sitting in a vehicle.
Much of this food was donated. The Longmont mayor and members of the city council donated food, answered calls in the call center, checked in with staff at roadblocks, worked in the EOC and evacuations shelters.
The Colorado National Guard has had approximately 120 personnel in town during this whole event. As of Tuesday, they have about 100.
"Since Thursday, city employees have worked some 24 hour days, and a lot of 12-17 hour days without complaint," Jeff Satur said. "Some took short naps in offices and an occasional soft chair. Yet, everyone's been friendly, easy to work with and the team work is second to none. The City of Longmont Community and city staff have a tremendous reason to be proud for all that was done during this tragedy. There are countless examples of incredible work by all."
Find out the latest news from Longmont's flooding situation here: http://longmontoem.com/.
The Longmont Humane Society is reporting that they still have room for flood displaced pets. As of Tuesday, they have room for 35 cats, and 20 dogs. Please call the Longmont Humane Society directly with questions regarding space availability. They are located at 9595 Nelson Road, or you can call (303) 772-1232.
Power was restored to the homes between Lyons and Longmont at 1 p.m.
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