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.