Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has determined that some Colorado counties don’t qualify for public or individual assistance in the aftermath of September’s flooding.
Rocks the size of cars pushed downstream. If you’ve ever hiked or driven along a canyon in the mountains, you wonder how many eons it took to create so much erosion. The answer may not be eons at all.
Some flood victims have spent weeks in hotels while spending time looking for new apartments or waiting for repairs to their homes. Now the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the stay for those folks.
Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors have been going door-to-door in Lyons assessing the damage to homes. They’ve already doled out $32 million to Colorado flood victims.
Some say there’s not enough money to help all the flood victims who need it. In Aurora there are homeowners who say they’re being left in the dark.
Colorado will pick up the tab for National Guard engineers helping rebuild the main highway leading to Rocky Mountain National Park because of the federal government shutdown.
The federal government is the state of Colorado’s largest employer with approximately 40,000 people on the payroll. In Colorado the effect of a partial government shutdown would be felt by different people in different ways.
While officials promise that direct aid to Colorado flooding victims won’t be affected by a possible government shutdown, a standoff in Washington could still end up hurting the state’s recovery efforts.
People living in Coal Creek Canyon are being urged to test their water before using it and water testing bottles could make all the difference.
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.