News, Media & Events: Colorado


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New Flood Risk Maps are being finalized for the City and County of Denver Colorado. Individuals have until April 13, 2023 to submit an appeal regarding any scientific errors related to determinations made on the new maps.

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Preparedness Tips

Floods happen in Colorado not only during spring runoff but can occur year-round. Summer thunderstorms producing heavy rain can result in flash floods while normal rain events over areas affected by wildfire can result in conditions prone to flooding and mudflow for several years. A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions and homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Remember it does not take a lot of water to cause a lot of damage. Learn more about protecting your home or business with flood insurance.

Wildfires can also occur any time of year and should no longer be thought of as just a problem in the mountains. The devasting Marshall Fire proved both these points in late 2021. Creating defensible space, using ignition resistant construction techniques and taking generally preparedness steps will help keep your family and community safe.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

Meet Emily! She is a Community Planner with FEMA Region 8’s Mitigation Division. Emily joined FEMA in the Fall of 2019 with a background in land-use planning.
illustration of page of paper Blog entry | November 14, 2022
The Field Leadership Directorate, within the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is searching for experienced disaster management leaders for the launch of a new National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) focused on Homeland Security Incidents. This team will be tasked with responding to incidents that fall outside of the authorities of the Stafford Act but require a coordinated federal or DHS response.
illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | January 10, 2023
FEMA Region 8 Congratulations Colorado Students Lauren Coval and Isaac Doll for their selection to the National Youth Preparedness Council
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 25, 2022