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 18, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO --Colorado residents who suffered losses as a result of the wildfires but still have serious unmet needs may find help through a host of voluntary groups coordinated by Long-Term Recovery Committees that will be working long after the disaster response has ended. Individuals who still have uninsured, unmet needs after applying for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state are encouraged to contact the following Unmet Needs Committees:
July 16, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO --Local officials are providing a location for a Disaster Recovery team with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The team will be located at: Conifer High School 10441 County Highway 73 Conifer, CO Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The center will be open July 18-20.
July 11, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Disaster Recovery Centers located in Durango and Woodland Park will no longer be open on Sundays. Hours for both locations remain 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 11, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent wildfires have only two more days to visit the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers in Cañon City and Castle Rock, federal and state disaster recovery officials reminded residents today.
July 9, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- The impact of the wildfire disaster on Colorado residents may be so great that their needs exceed the help available through insurance, government and volunteer programs.

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