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

May 31, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Co. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Department of Emergency Management (CDEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announce the opening of mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Gilcrest and Wellington. A mobile DRC provides an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with representatives from federal agencies and find answers to questions about the recovery process.  The new DRCs will serve victims of the May 22 severe storms and tornadoes.  Individuals are encouraged to apply for assistance before visiting the DRC. 
May 31, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Co. -- There has been a location change to the previously released information about the mobile Disaster Recovery Center opening today in Wellington.  The Wellington DRC will now be located in the parking lot of the Wilson Leeper Community Center. NEW LOCATION: Wilson Leeper Community Center (in the parking lot) 3800 Wilson Ave Wellington, CO OLD LOCATION: Wellington Town Hall (in the parking lot) 3735 Cleveland Ave. Wellington, CO
May 28, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Co. -- Here are some recent developments and helpful information regarding the federal and state recovery efforts after the May 22 tornado, and the May 26 presidential disaster declaration:
May 27, 2008
News Release
DENVER, Co. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Department of Emergency Management (CDEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Windsor today.
May 26, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
May 26, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Colorado to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and tornadoes on May 22, 2008. FEMA Administrator David Paulison said the President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Larimer and Weld counties.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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