COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KKTV) – As thousands of acres continue to burn in Boulder County and many families have no idea whether their homes are up or not, many Colorado officials are posting statements for those affected.
The following is a compilation of some of the statements:
Democrats in the state of Colorado:
âYesterday was a devastating scene straight out of a nightmare that played out in our own backyards, and our hearts go out to every member of the Boulder County community who suffered and lost so much in this disaster. We are deeply grateful to the incredibly brave first responders who fought heroically to save homes, businesses and lives, and to all who stood up to help their neighbors and offer assistance in the face of this tragedy. Coloradans are resilient, and we look out for each other, especially in times of crisis. For those of you who lost something in this fire, you know this: We will be by your side every step of the way as our community works to rebuild. “
âToday is December 31st and we have just suffered the most devastating conflagration in Colorado history. As of June, the area that burned near Boulder has received only 1.5 inches of rainfall. This is life in a climate crisis and it is time we all took effective steps to stop it. “
Republicans in the state of Colorado:
âLike so many Coloradans, our hearts broke when we watched this devastating fire destroy entire communities last night. The loss many of them are feeling today is unimaginable – and many do not yet know where they will return to after the evacuations are lifted.
We have every confidence in the brave men and women who serve as first responders in our state and in the great people who coordinate emergency and disaster relief. When asked to do so, the Senate Republicans will do everything in their power to facilitate their jobs as they contain this fire and begin the process of recovery and reconstruction.
We encourage anyone who can help urgently consider making a donation to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund or a local church, synagogue, or other religious institution in the area that is helping their recovery. “
Today U.S. Senator from Colorado Michael Bennet released the following statement regarding the Marshall Fire after taking an air and ground tour of affected Colorado communities:
âFirst of all, I would like to thank Sheriff Pelle and all of the first responders who have done an incredible job of keeping our communities safe and responding to these fires.
âI would also like to thank President Biden for his quick dedication to assisting Colorado in responding to and recovering from these fires. I am determined to do everything in my power to bring the covenant response to full effect.
âIn Colorado, we are no stranger to natural disasters that tear our communities apart and disrupt our daily lives. In any case, we have teamed up to build stronger than before, and I am absolutely certain that this will be the case again. “
This article may not be updated with further statements.
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