Some homeowners in unincorporated Boulder County whose homes were damaged during the historic flooding in September may not be able to rebuild.
As recovery work continues statewide after last month’s flooding, hundreds of victims who are still out of their homes are getting an extension from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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.
Gov. John Hickenlooper will decide in the next few days whether he will call in state lawmakers for a special session to deal with the flooding. In the meantime thousands of residents are struggling with how they will recover.
The city of Boulder has hired a curbside collection company to help pick-up the soggy mess left from the flooding.
Another FEMA Disaster Center has opened to help flood victims. The latest location is in Idaho Springs for residents of Clear Creek County.
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.