Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides (DR-1276)

Incident period: April 29, 1999 to May 19, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 17, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 23, 1999
News Release
DENVER, Colo. -- Tuesday, November 30, is the deadline for people in the Devils Lake area to get a flood insurance policy that may pay off even before their property is flooded.
July 19, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided disaster assistance of more than $6.6 million to 2,664 households and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred between April 29 - May 19. An additional $567,800 has been provided for rebuilding infrastructure, such as roads, bridges and parks, bringing the total federal and state aid so far to almost $7.2 million.
July 14, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As of July 14, disaster assistance for El Paso County totals almost $1.2 million, state and federal recovery officials said today.
July 14, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- he Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Affairs Office, located in the Colorado Springs Disaster Field Office, will close on Friday, July 16. After that date, questions from print and broadcast media concerning the presidential disaster declared for Bent, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Las Animas, Fremont, Kiowa, Larimer, Las Animas, Otero, Pueblo, and Weld counties for the flooding that occurred between April 29 and May 19 should be addressed to Public Affairs Officer Jim Chesnutt, 303/235-4948, in FEMA's regional headquarters in Denver.
July 13, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The La Junta Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at 215 Raton, is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The DRC is a joint center staffed by state, federal and voluntary agency officials who are able to answer questions and provide information about the types of disaster assistance that may be available to victims of the spring flooding. Until the closing, daily hours will remain 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
July 12, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Victims of the April 29-May 19 storms and severe flooding now have an additional one-day grace period in which to register for assistance. The official deadline to register for aid was set as July 15. However, because of an earlier miscalculation and to coincide with the work week, registrations will now be accepted through the close of business on Friday, July 16.

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