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

June 19, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- Individuals and business owners affected by the wildfires in 56 counties and two Indian reservations are urged to register for disaster assistance made available by President Bush's declaration. Disaster assistance from the state of Colorado and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be available to residents who have property or personal belonging losses not reimbursed by insurance as a result of the fires. To register call toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. Operators will be available from 8 a.m.
June 19, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to help Colorado battle a wildfire threatening lives and property. FEMA approved assistance tonight for the Million fire in Rio Grande County. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's latest request for federal fire management assistance when it became clear that the blaze was a threat to homes and businesses.

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