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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Boulder, CO is still cleaning up after devastating flooding, and it looks like they will be for several months to come.

Two volunteers from Southern Arizona are there now helping out. A mental health specialist and a nurse on standby, ready to go if they are needed. 

Arizona volunteers Pat Eger and Pat Gillingham are helping families figure out what they need and what community resources can provide.

The Red Cross considers itself a ‘second responder' helping the survivors jump-start their lives after a devastating event like the Colorado floods, which began two weeks ago, damaging or destroying 2,000 homes and causing eight deaths. 

Included in the flood damage is hundreds of miles of washed out roads, and toppled oil tanks, which spilled thousands of gallons of oil.

Red Cross of Southern Arizona states that families will continue to be devastated for weeks, months, years. 

Those wishing to help right now can do so by donating to the Red Cross online at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

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