Colorado Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1762)

Incident period: May 22, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 26, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 13, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Colo. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task.? But with the right information, homeowners can build back smarter and stronger.? FEMA mitigation specialists will be returning to local building supply stores to provide information about ways to rebuild that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters.? The schedule is below: Monday, June 16 through Wednesday, June 18 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lowe?s Hardware in Greeley, CO 2400 47th Avenue Greeley, CO (Weld County)
June 13, 2008
News Release
The State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Disaster Behavioral Health Response Coordinator Dr. Curt H. Drennen and FEMA are coordinating to bring free crisis counseling to Weld and Larimer County residents who are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression as a result of the May 22 severe storms and tornadoes. Registration with FEMA for disaster assistance is not required to benefit from this program.
June 9, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Co. -- Northern Colorado residents can get expert advice and information on how to rebuild or repair damaged homes and businesses. Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will be available at the following local building supply stores to provide information about ways to rebuild that can reduce the risk of damages from future disasters: Ft. Collins, Co Home Depot 4502 John F. Kennedy Parkway June 9 10:00am-7:00pm
June 9, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Co. -- The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is approaching, according to federal and state officials. The DUA application deadline for those who live or work in Larimer and Weld counties is June 27. The program provides unemployment benefits and re-employment services to individuals who have become unemployed because of the severe storms and tornadoes on May 22, 2008. Benefits begin with the date the individual was unemployed due to the disaster incident and can extend up to 26 weeks after the Presidential declaration date.
June 9, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Co. -- In the aftermath of the May 22 severe storms and tornadoes that ravaged Weld and Larimer counties, affected residents may now receive legal services. ?The Colorado Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will partner with the Colorado Bar Association, and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division to provide free legal services to affected residents.? Participating lawyers typically provide the following services:
June 6, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Co. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in the Windsor High School gymnasium will be closed on Sundays as of June 8.  The center will remain open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Colorado Division of Emergency Management (CDEM) have coordinated services at the center, located at 1101 W. Main, since May 27.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Colorado, FEMA-1762-DR (PDF 37KB)
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