Hickenlooper approves $20M more for flood relief

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DENVER (AP) Gov. John Hickenlooper has authorized an additional $20 million to help communities impacted by flooding and he's allowing state agencies to suspend any regulations for businesses dealing with the disaster.

Hickenlooper made the authorizations Friday with an executive order. The latest funding approval from Hickenlooper brings the total to $26 million in state funds for the flood response and recovery efforts.

The governor also declared a disaster emergency in Clear Creek and Sedgwick counties.

Seventeen counties have been impacted by last week's floods.