In the American state of Colorado on Thursday, December 30, was declared emergency mode due to natural fires, which intensified due to strong winds. This was announced by the Governor of the state Jared Polis.
“The Governor has declared an emergency situation in connection with the fact that vegetation is burning in Boulder County”, – said in a statement.
It is noted that the emergency mode, will allow the state to access disaster relief funds, as well as to quickly deploy regional resources, including the use of soldiers of the U.S. National Guard.
Several evacuation centers are currently deployed throughout Boulder.
Evacuation orders have been issued for a number of communities in the county, including Louisville, which has a population of about 21,000, and Superior, which has a population of about 13,000. Louisville and Superior are located near the administrative center of Colorado city of Denver.
Wind speed is expected to decrease noticeably by evening. Its strongest gust of about 44.7 m / s was recorded in the vicinity of Denver.
Earlier in September, U.S. President Joe Biden estimated the damage from the consequences of natural disasters in 2021 in the U.S. more than $100 billion.
The American leader said that he saw with his own eyes the consequences of the Caldor forest fire in California. He also visited Louisiana, New York and New Jersey, where he assessed the damage from Hurricane Ida.
According to the American leader, natural disasters will occur more often. At the same time, he emphasized that climate change is caused by human activity.