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

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.
September 26, 2013
News Release
DENVER – The first Disaster Recovery Centers in Arapahoe and Logan counties are open to help survivors get answers to disaster assistance needed because of losses and damages caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.ARAPAHOE COUNTYAurora Central LibraryCommunity Room14949 E. Alameda PkwyAurora, CO 80012Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a weekLOGAN COUNTYLogan County FairgroundsDesoto Building1120 Pawnee Ave.Sterling, CO 80751
September 26, 2013
News Release
DENVER - FEMA Individual Assistance is not only for homeowners. It is also be available for eligible renters, and it could include a grant to help pay for temporary emergency housing.Renters in nine Colorado counties – Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan and Weld – could be eligible for FEMA disaster assistance if their homes were damaged by the recent storms, flooding, landslides or mudslides.Other FEMA grants can include help paying for disaster-related expenses that include:
September 26, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Twenty-three Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) are helping flood survivors connect with recovery services in Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties.The DSATs are made up of disaster specialists from FEMA and are canvassing areas to give residents an opportunity to register for disaster assistance and to quickly address immediate and emerging needs. DSATs can also provide referrals to additional resources when unmet needs remain.

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