Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mesa County Mudslide Efforts Continue to be Supported by State Emergency Management

On Friday, May 30, 2014, Colorado Emergency Management posted the following update:

State Continues to Support Mesa County Mudslide Efforts

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) continues to coordinate statewide support to Mesa County following a mudslide on May 25, 2014. The State of Colorado is providing the following support:

The Governor signed an Executive Order declaring a State Emergency Disaster. This provides $500,000 from the Disaster Emergency Fund to pay for response and technical assessments.
The State Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor the mudslide incident and resource requests.
Two DHSEM Field Managers are providing on-site and direct technical support to Mesa County.
The Colorado State Patrol provided initial air resources following the mudslide.
The Colorado National Guard is providing air resources.
Staff from the Colorado Geological Survey are onsite providing technical assistance.
DHSEM has secured private sector assistance for recovery efforts.
A cell on wheels (COW) secured to increase cell phone and wireless access.
Army Corps of Engineers is onsite to provide technical support.
The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is onsite for technical support.
Governor’s Office has provided funds to purchase post event LiDAR.
Technical support provided by the Colorado School of Mines.
Public information and preparedness messaging from COEmergency and READYColorado sites.

This update can be found at: http://www.coemergency.com/2014/05/state-continues-to-support-mesa-county.html

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