News, Media & Events: Colorado


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New flood maps have been developed for the City of Holyoke and immediately surrounding unincorporated areas of Phillips County. If residents or businesses feel there is an error in the map, they have a 90-day period to provide scientific or engineering data. Any comments on incorrect labels or other minor errors will be received during this time as well.

FEMA’s National Integration Center is seeking public feedback on nine Public Health resource typing definitions. This 30-day national engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on June 8, 2023.

FEMA and the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships are updating “Engaging Faith-Based and Community Organizations: Planning Considerations for Emergency Managers.”

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

This month, FEMA staff are celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month by sharing some favorite recipes and go-to comfort foods.
illustration of page of paper Blog entry | May 22, 2023
FEMA is extending the application deadline for its Summer 2023 Minority Serving Institutions Internship, and will open the program to tribal colleges. The deadline to apply for this opportunity has been extended to April 28, 2023, and the applicant pool will include students from tribal colleges and universities as well as Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | April 21, 2023
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