THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN COLORADO
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Colorado and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, heavy rain, flash floods, flooding, mudslides, landslides, and severe ground saturation beginning July 28, 1997.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Larimer, Logan and Morgan. Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding also is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe storms, heavy rain, flash floods, flooding, mudslides, landslides, and severe ground saturation in Larimer County.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.