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

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.
June 28, 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 $5 million to 2,374 people affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred between April 29 - May 19.
June 25, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As of June 23, disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses in Otero County exceeded $1 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. Housing grants for 290 households have reached $533,747, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Logan of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Housing grants fund essential emergency repairs that make a home livable or cover the cost of alternate housing for homeowners or renters whose dwellings are unlivable due to the flooding.
June 22, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Colorado Springs Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at 1521 Hancock Expressway, is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. The DRC, which will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday, 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 registered victims of the spring flooding.
June 21, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As of June 21, disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses in Bent, El Paso, Larimer, Otero, Pueblo and Weld counties exceeded $5 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. More than 2,269 residents have applied for assistance as of June 21.
June 18, 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 $4.5 million to almost 2,200 people affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred between April 29 - May 19.

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