I'm from Colorado although I don't live there now. I've been watching my friends' updates on Facebook.
But SERIOUSLY, you guys are slagging Obama for visiting the state? In case you haven't noticed, it's customary for presidents, no matter what party, to put in an appearance at the site of any major disaster. Kind of a moral support + politicking thing that they all do. I bet conservatives didn't complain or say "well, what's that gonna do" when Bush went to New York after 9/11 or New Orleans (eventually) after Katrina.
Also, the federal government has indeed sent in teams to help local authorities deal with the disaster and federal funding has been diverted to cope with both the evacuations and fire-fighting. The president's physical location matters neither here nor there when these systems are brought into play. To answer Sky's other query, the Red Cross has shelters open and on stand by across the state, as it does whenever lots of people have to be evacuated from their homes due to tornados, fires, and such things. These will be schools, churches, rec centres, basically any large building. Other people will be with friends and family, but the shelters are there for anyone who does not have those resources available.
Sorry, the partisanship + misinformation combo that defines American political discussion really gets my goat. Epic fires in CO, lots of people in Red Cross shelters, many losing their homes, and the president shows his face, which is part of his job as head of state whether he's Republican, Democrat, or from Jupiter.