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Greeley Residents Impacted by Recent Flooding May be Eligible for Recovery Assistance: Weld County approves Disaster Declaration related to May 28 storms

GREELEY, Colo. — Residents in Greeley and unincorporated Weld County may be eligible for state and federal assistance towards storm recovery by reporting damages from the May 28 event. Depending on estimated totals of damages reported from businesses, non-profits and individuals, the county could apply for this relief on behalf of the community. The City of Greeley and Weld County offices of emergency management continue to conduct damage assessments related to storm. 

To date, 279 personal properties and businesses have been included in the report, as well as 77 government buildings and public infrastructure, totaling approximately $3.4 million in damages from the storm. Depending on the ongoing estimates, state assistance may be available to help residents with their recovery efforts.  


The city and county encourage residents, businesses and houses of worship to continue to report damages at This self-reporting, while completely separate from reporting for insurance purposes or requests for assistance, is imperative to gather accurate data on the extent of the storm’s impact. 


Weld County Disaster Declaration 

During the Monday, June 10, board meeting, Weld County Commissioners approved a disaster declaration in response to the flooding event. The storm, which dumped two-inch hail and a month’s worth of rain in just two hours, severely impacted homes, businesses, houses of worship, government buildings and roads in eastern Greeley and surrounding areas. 


The county’s disaster declaration supports the City of Greeley’s declaration, which was passed at the June 4 City Council meeting, and follows the state’s process for examining whether funding assistance can be made available for recovery efforts. 


Emergency Floodplain Permitting Requirements 

As residents prepare to rebuild, please note: Any reconstruction in the city’s Special Flood Hazard Area, which includes floodway and 100-year zones, will require a floodplain permit. If the damage to the structure was over 50% of its assessed value, construction may require compliance with current FEMA building standards. 


Confirm if a property is in Greeley’s Special Flood Hazard Area on FEMA’s map: Find additional information on floodplain permits at


Resources for Cleanup and Recovery 

The City of Greeley continues to partner with volunteer organizations to provide resources for storm cleanup like mold abatement. Learn more at



Release Date:
Jun 10, 2024

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Greeley, Colorado 80631


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