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 toured the damage caused by flooding in Colorado on Monday and then held a news conference where he promised the federal government will help rebuild, but that wasn’t enough for some flood victims.
Vice President Joe Biden is in Colorado for a helicopter tour of flood damage and to survey recovery efforts.
Families in some Colorado counties may qualify for Federal Emergency Management Agency help and it’s not just those in Larimer and Boulder counties.
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.
Coloradans watched for more spills in flooded oilfields as crews waited for the waters to recede so they could begin cleanup operations.
More spills were revealed Friday in a Colorado oilfield swamped by floodwaters as cleanup efforts remained stalled due to high waters and regulators cautioned that more oil releases were likely to be found in coming days.
In the aftermath of flooding that devastated northern Colorado, state economists have begun to assess the financial impact of the disaster and are predicting a boost for some sectors.
The official in charge of recovery efforts in the aftermath of last week’s devastating Colorado floods says his priorities are rebuilding the state equal or better than it was before and operating “with a very heavy sense of urgency.”