American Red Cross
The American Red Cross of Alaska says one official and two volunteers from the state are helping people affected by floods in Colorado.
Some of the financial relief is already running out for many flood victims, so the American Red Cross has opened a new shelter in Denver for dozens flooded out of their homes in Aurora.
After days of cleanup and repairs, transportation officials have reopened several state highways in the aftermath of powerful floods that ripped bridges and roads in northern Colorado, severely restricting travel in populated areas.
The federal government is ready to help flood victims but some people are reluctant to apply for it because they are in the country illegally.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says they’ve provided $12.3 million in assistance to Colorado flood victims, with nearly all of the money going to temporary housing and home repairs.
Colorado State players will wear helmet decals honoring the victims of Colorado’s floods as well as rescuers and recovery personnel during Saturday’s game at No. 1-ranked Alabama.
American Red Cross workers in North Texas are en route to Colorado to help with the massive relief effort in a state beset by deadly flooding that’s displaced thousands of people.
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, the American Red Cross and the state Emergency Management Office are teaming up for the “Prepare Colorado” program.
Firefighters are making progress on a wildfire that has forced people in 300 homes near Walsenburg to flee.
The Red Cross has closed their shelters at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs campus and the Elbert County Fairgrounds.