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 2, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- One of the most important things Colorado residents can do to protect their homes, businesses and personal property is buy flood insurance. Colorado wildfires have destroyed or damaged more than 344,361 acres of land since the recent fires began. This altering of the landscape may increase the probability of flooding.
July 1, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- To serve the needs of people and businesses affected by the Colorado wildfires, Disaster Recovery Centers in Ca?on City, Durango, Glenwood Springs and Woodland Park will remain open Thursday, July 4, according to state and federal officials. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The centers are located at:
June 29, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Within 90 minutes of receiving a request from South Dakota Saturday night for help fighting the Grizzly Gulch fire near Deadwood, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved funds for the firefight.
June 29, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved funds Saturday to help pay for fighting the Again fire in North Dakota. "This is the first time this year North Dakota has had to appeal to us for help with a wildfire," said FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh. "It pains me to hear of the damage on the Standing Rock reservation and in Grant County. I want people there to know that the Bush administration will continue to be there, supporting our state and local partners in this summer of fire, as long as it takes."
June 29, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Local officials are providing a location for the Colorado Office of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish a Disaster Recovery Center in Woodland Park to assist individuals affected by the recent wildfires. The center will be open Monday, July 1, and will be located at:
June 27, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Local officials are providing a location for the Colorado Office of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish a Disaster Recovery Center in Durango to assist individuals affected by the recent wildfires. The center will be open Saturday, June 29, and will be located at:

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