Bernie and Governor View Damage

Helping Those Affected by Floods and Fires

This week I met with Governor Hickenlooper, Commissioner Sallie Clark, Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder, and city officials at the Manitou Springs City Hall for a briefing on their proposed flood mitigation projects.

Bernie Governor Clark Flood Fire BriefingWe discussed how the Federal, state and local governments can work with affected residents to get the assistance they need and help return some normalcy to their lives.

Afterwards, we then toured the area on Canyon Avenue where homes were heavily damaged. We also checked on the repairs being made by the Colorado Department of Transportation on the ramp from US-24 into Manitou Springs.

It is shocking to see the damage that fellow members or our community have experienced following the fires and floods.

The governor did a photo-op and Mayor Snyder reminded people of the importance of getting flood insurance.

I made it clear I would support legislative efforts to assist the victims of the fires and floods. I will also work with local officials like Commissioner Clark and Mayor Snyder to help get Manitou Springs back on its feet.

My wife, Linda, and I encourage you to join us in helping the community by visiting the shops and restaurants in Manitou Springs as often as you can.

You can also make a financial contribution to local organizations working to help victims. Pikes Peak Community Foundation is one of those organizations helping in our community. You can make a donation by going to there website here.

Sincerely,

Bernie Herpin

Senate District 11

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