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 8, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Disaster victims may be eligible for more assistance, even if they have already gotten help. More than $3 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for renters, homeowners and businesses to date. However, some people may find their expenses for essential items to recover from the storms and floods are more than the aid they have received. If so, they should ask for more assistance, according to federal and state recovery officials.
June 7, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Las personas desempleadas a consecuencia de las severas tormentas e inundaciones iniciadas el 29 de abril tienen solo diez d?as para solicitar asistencia de desempleo por desastre. El 18 de junio es la fecha l?mite para solicitar este tipo de asistencia.
June 7, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- In the wake of the deadly tornadoes that struck Oklahoma, Kansas and South Dakota during the past month, disaster recovery officials in Colorado are urging residents in tornado-prone areas to construct a "safe room" in their home. "A safe room is essentially a roomy closet built to withstand extreme winds such as occur in tornadoes," explained Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Logan, who is heading recovery efforts for the Colorado flooding. "Safe rooms are not expensive to construct, and they can save your life."
June 5, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided nearly $3-million in disaster assistance to the people affected by the severe storms and flooding that began in late April.
June 3, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As of June 3, disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses in Bent, El Paso, Larimer, Otero, Pueblo and Weld counties has reached nearly $3 million, state and federal recovery officials said today.
May 29, 1999
News Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As of May 28, flood disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses in Bent, El Paso, Larimer, Otero, Pueblo and Weld counties has reached nearly $1.5-million, state and federal recovery officials said today. Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Logan of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said housing grants for 437 households have reached $621,040 in the six counties.

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