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Director of Boulder Emergency Management, Mike Chard, discusses his experiences during the 2013 flooding in Northern Colorado. He offers an overview of the organizational measures his office took to respond to the flood on an environmental level and, especially, on a human level. Chard highlights the many roles emergency management must play during a disaster. He touches on interactions with other agencies such as FEMA, educational outreach undertaken following the flood, and the effects of debris following the flood.