Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4145)

Incident period: September 11, 2013 to September 30, 2013
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 14, 2013

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 1, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Returning home after an event such as the floods that recently swept through Colorado, residents should remember that just because the worst of the storm has passed, the dangers lurking in their home may still remain.
October 1, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Throughout flood-damaged areas of Colorado, 245 young FEMA Corps members in distinctive blue uniforms are joining the effort to help Coloradans recover.FEMA Corps is a partnership between the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Corps’ purpose is to support the ‘whole community approach’ to incident management and assist FEMA with federal response and recovery operations.To date, these FEMA Corps volunteers have:
October 1, 2013
News Release
DENVER – The city of Evergreen is the newest location for a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The location will make it easier for Jefferson County survivors to receive in-person Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) help with losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.  The Evergreen DRC is the first in Jefferson County.JEFFERSON COUNTYEvergreen Fire/Rescue Administration & Training Building1802 Bergen PkwyEvergreen, CO 80439
September 30, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Disaster-related legal services are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through an agreement with the Young Lawyers division of the American Bar Association.  The services provide assistance to low-income individuals who are unable to secure legal services to meet their disaster-related needs.Legal advice is limited to cases that do not produce a fee. Cases that may generate a fee, such as cases where attorneys are paid part of the settlement, are turned over to the local lawyer referral service.
September 30, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Non-English speaking applicants who were impacted by the recent severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides in Colorado can receive information and assistance in their native language.Limited English Proficiency/Accessible Communication Needs (LEP/ACN) Specialists (Translators) from FEMA, who speak Spanish and other languages, are available at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to assist applicants.
September 27, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Greeley, Longmont and Louisville to provide free rebuilding information Saturday, Sept. 28, through Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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