For Immediate Release 9-23-2013
Contact Katherine Fuller
IMBA Communications Specialist
303-545-9011 ext. 116
PHOTO: Image of the flooded Big Thompson river courtesy of the Denver Post.
IMBA's Boulder offices reopened today, but response times will be slow as many staff members are coping with the aftermath of record rainfall and a destructive flood. The City of Boulder has been under a state of emergency for several days, and rescue efforts are continuing today to assist the residents of several nearby communities.
Located within 100 yeards of Boulder Creek, IMBA's office was at risk from flood waters, but the facility stayed dry through the rain event.
"All of IMBA's staff and their famalies appear to be safe, to my great relief," saif IMBA Executive Director Mike Van Abel. "However, several members of our team experienced flooding in their homes and have been displaced. Please be patient if you attempt to contact IMBA in upcoming days as we will be operating with a reduced staff."
IMBA staff will be attending the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas this week, and all of the IMBA show activities will be held as scheduled.