An image that became all too common in the summer of 2013: flooding in Fountain Creek. (Credit: Shambri Sewell)
Colorado is getting an additional $199 million from the federal government to help communities devastated by September's historic floods.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan made the announcement Friday at the state Capitol with Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet.
The disaster relief funds from HUD will be used for housing repairs, economic development and infrastructure, and flood protection. Donovan says at least 80 percent of the funds will be spent on the hardest-hit communities - Weld, Boulder, and Larimer counties.
The funds add to the nearly $63 million in disaster relief that HUD awarded Colorado in December.
The floods damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.
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