Colorado: Governor Polis Takes Executive Action in Response to Winter Cold Snap and Fremont County Incident

DENVER ~ In Denver, Governor Polis has taken action to support Coloradans during extreme weather conditions. Today, he issued two Executive Orders, the first of which affirms his verbal order from January 11, 2024. This declaration of a state of disaster emergency was made in response to the extreme cold temperatures and winter weather that have been affecting Colorado. The Governor also activated the National Guard to provide assistance during this severe winter weather.

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The second Executive Order issued by Governor Polis provides additional financial assistance for the Hazardous Materials Incident in Fremont County. This includes an allocation of $220,000 for DNA testing related to the incident.

Governor Polis has made it a priority to ensure the safety and well-being of all Coloradans during these challenging times. His swift and decisive actions demonstrate his commitment to protecting the state and its residents. The Executive Orders serve as a reminder of the government's responsibility to provide support and resources in times of crisis.

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