Colorado Daily Status Report July 31, 2015

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Alerts/Warnings
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Day to Day
Current Disasters/Large Incidents
Incident Name 
Spring 2015 Storms
Incident Start Date
May 4, 2015 through June 16, 2015
Location/County
Numerous Field Managers, Strategic Communications and Mitigation & Recovery Team providing counties across Colorado.
Resources
Regional on-going support.
Executive Order Issued
State of Colorado
11 Counties: Baca, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Saguache, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
12 Towns: Brighton, Brush, Colorado Springs, Crestone, Evans, Ft. Morgan, Iliff, Julesburg, Manitou Springs, Ovid, Thornton
Presidential Disaster Declaration
A Major Disaster Declaration for the Colorado Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4229) was declared on July 16, 2015.






State, FEMA Open Joint Field Office to Support Disaster Recovery from Spring Storms

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have established a Joint Field Office to coordinate the recovery from this spring’s flooding and severe weather.

 

The Joint Field Office in Denver will house state and federal personnel involved in the response and recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred between May 4 and June 16, 2015.

 

The State of Colorado has also established a media phone line for inquiries to the state:

 

DHSEM Media and Information Line: 720-432-2433.

 

On July 16, President Obama issued a disaster declaration for Baca, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Saguache, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties, making state, county, and local governments, as well as certain non-profit organizations, eligible to receive reimbursement for repairing infrastructure damage caused by the storms, as well as the cost of responding to them.

 

Additional counties are being evaluated at this time to determine if the state will request federal aid for them as well.

Colorado Daily Status Report July 30, 2015

Alerts/Warnings
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Day to Day
Current Disasters/Large Incidents
Incident Name 
Spring 2015 Storms
Incident Start Date
May 4, 2015 through June 16, 2015
Location/County
Numerous Field Managers, Strategic Communications and Mitigation & Recovery Team providing counties across Colorado.
Resources
Regional on-going support.
Executive Order Issued
State of Colorado
11 Counties: Baca, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Saguache, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
12 Towns: Brighton, Brush, Colorado Springs, Crestone, Evans, Ft. Morgan, Iliff, Julesburg, Manitou Springs, Ovid, Thornton
Presidential Disaster Declaration
A Major Disaster Declaration for the Colorado Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4229) was declared on July 16, 2015.

DHSEM Mitigation and Recovery Report: July 29, 2015


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The DHSEM Mitigation and Recovery Report has been posted for July 29, 2015 and is available to view or download at www.bitly.com/MARS07292015.


News Release: State Begins Public Assistance Applicant Briefings

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Centennial, Colo. –July 29, 2015 – The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) begins Public Assistance Applicant Briefings on Thursday, July  30 continuing through Thursday, August 13, 2015.   The Applicant Briefings are the first step for impacted jurisdictions in the Public Assistance Grant Program process.   

The Public Assistance Program provides grants to state, local, and federally recognized tribal governments and certain private non-profit entities to assist them with the response to and recovery from disasters.  Specifically, the program provides assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent restoration of infrastructure. The Public Assistance Grant Program is a reimbursement program.  

 The Applicant Briefings are scheduled for:
Date
County
Location
Time
Thursday, July 30
Elbert County
BOCC Board Room, 215 Comanche Street, Kiowa 80117
1 p.m.
Friday, July 31
Iliff
Iliff Town Hall, 405 W. 2nd St., Iliff 80736
10 a.m.
Monday, August 3
El Paso / City Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs OEM, 370 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs 80910
10 a.m.
Tuesday, August 4
Fremont County
Garden Park Building, 201 N. 6th Street, CaƱon City 81212
10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 5
Saguache County
Saguache County Road and Bridge Building, 305 3rd St., Saguache 81149
10 a.m.
Thursday, August 6
Pueblo County
Pueblo County Emergency Services Center, 101 W. 10th Street, Pueblo 81003
10 a.m.
Friday, August 7
Baca County
Springfield City Council Chambers, 748 Main Street, Springfield 81073
10 a.m.
Monday, August 10
Morgan County
Morgan County Administration Building (Basement), 231 Ensign Street, Fort Morgan 80701
10 a.m.
Tuesday, August 11
Logan County
Board of County Commissioners Chambers, Logan County Courthouse, 315 Main Street, Sterling 80751
11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 11
Sedgwick County
Board of County Commissioners Chambers, Logan County Courthouse, 315 Main Street, Sterling 80751,
11 a.m.
Wednesday, August 12
Yuma County
 Yuma Ambulance Building Classroom, 302 E. 2nd Avenue, Yuma 80759
10 a.m.
Thursday, August 13
Washington County
Washington County Courthouse, 150 Ash Street, Akron 80720
10 a.m.

The Public Assistance process begins after the disaster declaration. The Colorado DHSEM conducts the Applicant Briefings for state, territorial, local, tribal and Private Non Profit (PNP) officials to inform them of the assistance available and how to apply for it. A Request for Public Assistance must be filed by the grantee within 30 days after the area is designated eligible for assistance. 

Following the Applicant's Briefing, a Kickoff Meeting is conducted where damages will be discussed, needs assessed, and a plan of action put in place. A combined federal/state/territorial/tribal/local team proceeds with Project Formulation, which is the process of documenting the eligible facility, the eligible work, and the eligible cost for fixing the damages to every public or PNP facility identified by State, territorial, tribal, or local representatives. The team prepares a Project Worksheet (PW) based on actual costs or on the basis of an estimate for each project.

The State of Colorado was awarded a major disaster declaration on July 16, 2015 for 11 counties be included in the disaster declaration for Public Assistance based on the joint preliminary damage assessments conducted in Baca, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Saguache, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties.  Additional counties may be added if verified damages meet indicators following Preliminary Damage Assessments currently underway in five additional counties.
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