Federal Emergency Management Agency
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.
Vice President Joe Biden is promising residents that aid for areas devastated by massive flooding in Colorado won’t stop even if the federal government shuts down.
Vice President Joe Biden is in Colorado for a helicopter tour of flood damage and to survey recovery efforts.
The body of a 79-year-old woman was found beside the Big Thompson River, authorities said Monday, bringing to eight the death toll from the massive flooding in Colorado.
Families in some Colorado counties may qualify for Federal Emergency Management Agency help and it’s not just those in Larimer and Boulder counties.
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.