DENVER (AP/CBS4) – A special state legislative panel is holding its first meeting to study responses to the catastrophic Colorado floods in September.

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Lawmakers said the committee will begin looking Tuesday for any legislation needed to better react to a disaster that affected much of the Front Range in a short period of time.

“I think we have some housing that’s coming to Colorado to provide some temporary housing for people. And I think the other portion of it is simply to make sure that we get those roads back in shape so that the contractors for the private citizens can get in and build the roads back to people’s homes,” said Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Jefferson County

The committee also wants to make sure federal and nonprofit resources are being used as efficiently as possible.

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Colorado Floods: How To Help

The recent floods are impacting families and communities throughout Colorado, so CBS4 has compiled a list of ways you can support the local communities impacted by the floods.

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