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.
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.