Some good news for towns hit hardest by September’s flooding. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced availability of nearly $63 million in federal recovery funds to help individuals and communities rebuild.
Monday, Dec. 2 is the last day for survivors of September’s historic floods to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help. To date, FEMA has approved more than $56 million in individual assistance for impacted counties in Colorado.
Thousands of people were displaced from their homes in September’s floods, including hundreds who were airlifted out of mountain towns cut off by the raging waters. For those evacuated from the secluded mountain community of Big Elk Meadows, it’s not clear when they will be able to go back home.