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

July 9, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- An actuality on the last day to register for disaster assistance is now available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Radio Network. Radio stations can get the interview by simply calling 1-800-323-5248.
July 9, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided disaster assistance of more than $6.2 million to 2,513 households and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred between April 29 - May 19.
July 2, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- People in Pueblo County who have experienced unemployment because of the severe storms and flooding that began April 29 have until Thursday, July 8, to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. The deadline for applying for other forms of disaster assistance is July 15. The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program extends unemployment benefits to people who would otherwise be ineligible for unemployment compensation, such as farmers and self-employed individuals, who experienced unemployment as a result of the disaster.
July 2, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided disaster assistance of almost $6 million to 2,457 people affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred between April 29 - May 19.
June 30, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Federal and state disaster officials urge people to take extra precautions when pumping out their basements. The reason - if you drain a basement too quickly, the pressure outside the walls will be greater than the pressure inside the walls - and that can make the walls and floor crack and collapse, causing serious damage to the house's or building's overall structure. To avoid this situation, follow these steps when pumping the water out of your basement:
June 29, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Grants for repairing damage to the public infrastructure such as roads, bridges and utilities that occurred during the spring flooding are now in the process of being distributed to local governments in the affected counties. To date, federal assistance provided under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program totals $132,888. Additional funding dispursements are ongoing.

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