As the super storm moves away from our Colorado towns and the sunshine begins to warm and dry our state; the true extent of the damage becomes fully evident. Under the sunny rays of our Colorado sky we will begin rebuilding our damaged landscape. Roads will need to be repaired, bridges rebuilt and homes restored to their original standing. All of this will take time and money but we will recover and become stronger from it.
Many victims of these floods are now facing the reality of rebuilding and recovering what they can from damaged homes and lives. News outlets have been reporting a number of Coloradans lacking flood coverage for their homeowners insurance.
Beginning today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized disaster relief funds for victims of the flash flooding. If you feel you qualify for these relief funds you can apply at: http://www.disasterassistance.gov
If there is one thing Coloradans do best it is standing with our neighbors in times of need. This is clearly one of those times. I wanted to take a moment and provide to you information on how and where you can help the flood recovery efforts.
If you would like to provide financial assistance to the flood recovery effort please go to: http://www.helpcoloradonow.com/index.php/responding-agencies
This site provides a list of the recognized agencies and funds which are responding to the disaster.
If you would like to volunteer to help clean up the damaged areas and start the restoration process you can go to: http://www.aidmatrixnetwork.org/FEMA/Volunteer/VolunteerRegistration.aspx?ST=Colorado