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11:39 PM, Sep 15, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The aerial response to the Colorado floods is the largest in this country since Hurricane Katrina.

On Monday the director of FEMA arrives in Colorado to help coordinate the federal response and recovery.

Search and rescue teams from Utah, Nebraska, Nevada, and Missouri - are either already here - or en route.

The Colorado Emergency Operations Center says as of Sunday only Adams, Boulder, Weld, Larimer qualify for federal FEMA aid.

Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo and Washington counties are considered disaster areas and still qualify for emergency aid from the state.

Disaster assistance for those who qualify includes grants to rent a new place, home repairs not covered by insurance, other fees and expenses, along with low interest loans.

Call 800-621-3362 to apply. Again this number is 800-621-3362. Operators are there between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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