Division of Emergency Management 2009 Annual Report

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Short recap?  Operationally, it was a light year compared with past years where tornados, major winter storms and wildfires generated much response activity.  In 2009, the primary state-level responses were triggered by the Front Range Spring Blizzards and in support provided to our partners at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for both the Spring and Fall 2009 H1N1 Influenza Outbreak.

That said, because response activities garner the most attention, it is easy to overlook that the overwhelming majority of the Division's efforts are applied towards technical and grant administration assistance for preparation and mitigation projects against known hazards at the State and local level.  In fact, while the State of Colorado provided the Division with $1,080,692 in total funding for 2009, the Division administered an additional $32,874,591 in Federal funds to support State and local emergency preparedness, mitigation and recovery efforts under several Federal grants, including the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and the Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation (PDM) Grant programs.

Take a peek inside the report for more!  For any questions regarding the report, feel free to contact me at brandon.williams@state.co.us or at (303) 472-4087.