Lieutenant Governor Garcia (in Governor Hickenlooper’s absence) has issued a disaster declaration for the floods and landslides affecting Colorado due to the heavy spring and summer rains Colorado has experienced this year. Executive Order D 2015-005 authorizes the Colorado National Guard to respond to flooding and landslides affecting Northwest Colorado, especially State Highway 13. The EO also makes available $150,000 from the state’s disaster emergency fund. The flooding is due to Colorado receiving between 200% and 600% of average rainfall this year, according to the EO. For updated information visit the Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management’s blog coemergency.com. You can also find all Colorado executive orders, including historical disaster declarations, from Governors Hickenlooper, Ritter, Owens, Romer, and Lamm, available from our library. Search our library’s web catalog for these and other resources.
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