Friday, July 3, 2015

Red Cross Opens Shelter to Help Campers

Update at 12:00-Shelter at Buena Vista HS in Buena Vista, CO has closed.

Buena Vista, Co.,9 a.m., Friday, July 3.2015 – The American Red Cross shelter at Buena Vista High School remains open as Chaffee County officials assess damage from a mudslide that occurred Thursday evening.

Overnight the Red Cross provided support and comfort to campers who were evacuated from the Cottonwood Lake Camground near Buena Vista. Ten people, all adults, stayed at the shelter overnight. Cots and blankets were available to the shelter residents as they waited to hear about impact of the mudslide. A local restaurant, Jan’s Restaurant, in Buena Vista provided breakfast for the campers at the shelter.

The shelter will remain open at the Buena Vista High School, located at 559 S. Railroad St. in Buena Vista, CO until Chaffee County officials determine if it is safe for the campers to return to the Cottonwood Campground.  Red Cross volunteers are at the shelter to provide comfort and support.

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