Colorado Wildfires (DR-1421)

Incident period: April 23, 2002 to August 6, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 19, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 26, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Destruction from the Colorado wildfires has altered landscape and flooding has already begun in burned areas. One of the most important things Colorado residents can do to protect their homes, businesses, and personal property is buy flood insurance.
July 25, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the state of Colorado $125,164 to provide crisis counseling for people affected by the wildfires that have burned in the state since April 23. The counseling is available to anyone who lives in the 56 counties and two Indian reservations declared eligible for federal assistance by the Presidential disaster declaration of June 19.
July 25, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Colorado Office of Emergency Management (OEM) advise Colorado residents who have fire-related damage to be careful when hiring unknown contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. "It's unfortunate, but disasters often bring scam artists into the area to take advantage of the situation," said Federal Coordinating Officer Steve Emory. "Some scam artists claim to be 'FEMA certified.' FEMA neither certifies nor endorses any private-sector contractor."
July 24, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- The deadline for eligible residents of counties affected by the Colorado wildfires to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance has been extended to Aug. 23, 2002, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today. The extension applies to residents of the 56 declared counties and two Indian reservations.
July 23, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent wildfires have through July to visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State Disaster Recovery Centers in Durango and Woodland Park, federal and state disaster recovery officials reminded residents today. The Durango center is located at the Riverview Elementary School, 2900 Mesa Ave. The Woodland Park center is located at the Woodland Park High School, 151 N. Baldwin.
July 19, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO --Disaster Recovery Update

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