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Continued: Images of Colorado flooding threaten to keep tourists away, even from areas that are undamaged

  • Article by: COLLEEN SLEVIN , Associated Press
  • Last update: September 17, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Leinweber said state officials learned valuable lessons from the wildfires about how to organize emergency response teams, quickly set up shelters and map out rescue plans. Tourism interests need their own emergency plan.

"If state officials can have a quick-response team, why can't tourism officials have something ready to go?" he asked. "It's not like this is the first time something like this has happened."

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