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Colorado Wildfires (DR-1421)

Incident period: April 23, 2002 to August 06, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 19, 2002

News

August 22, 2002 - News Release

Denver, CO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Office of Emergency Management (COEM) and the Colorado State Forest Service recommends that homeowners prepare their property before they are threatened by wildfires. "During and after fire strikes, there are many precautions residents can take to reduce the degree of damage and loss," said Steve Emory, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort. "You can do a lot to protect your health and safety."

August 21, 2002 - News Release

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $9 million in low-interest disaster assistance loans. As of Aug. 20, a total of 2,724 Colorado residents and businesses have registered for disaster assistance. More than $251,000 has been approved for individuals to assist with temporary housing and minor home repairs.

August 21, 2002 - News Release

Denver, CO -- The changing seasons are one of the simple pleasures of Colorado, and many will take the opportunity to get out and enjoy nature one last time before the first snow falls. This year, hikers and recreationists must take special care when traversing areas affected by wildfires. In addition to the obvious dangers of smoldering materials and a new fire starting, problems can arise because of a seemingly helpful resource, water.

Financial Assistance

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