Due to the widespread damage that everyone in the Northern Colorado area is experiencing, below are links and information that may be helpful to many of you.
Larimer County Flood 2013 Long-Term Recovery – includes Relief and Recovery Guide, Survivor Registry/Locator, Disaster Assistance Center information, Public Meetings, Updates/Events/Videos, Roads and Construction, Grants and Loans, Clean-up, ReBuilding/Structures, Livestock/Animals, Other State and Federal Information, Volunteers/Donations, and Contact Information.
The most important information is probably:
Disaster Assistance Center (DAC)
The Disaster Assistance Center is a one-stop location for flood survivors to come to have all of their questions answered. Representatives from government agencies, insurance providers, health and human services, volunteer organizations, utilities, and more will be available for one-to-one information. Free tetanus shots will be available.
Northern Colorado Disaster Assistance Center: The primary DAC for Larimer County (including City of Loveland) will open September 18, 2013. This DAC is planned to operate for at least 6-8 weeks. (Co-sponsored by the City of Loveland and Larimer County.)
- Opens: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
- Location: 815 14th Street SW Building B (for “Benefits”), Loveland, CO 80537 (Old Agilent/HP Building)
Enter off of Taft Avenue in Loveland. Building B is in southeast corner of campus up on the hill. Look for signs.
- Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., daily
BOULDER COUNTY FLOOD RECOVERY HUB – Includes tabs for “I Have A Need”, “I Want to Give”, and “I Want To Volunteer”
Most importantly is the Disaster Center information below;
Longmont Disaster Center Opening – 9/16 Twin Peaks Mall
The City of Longmont will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Monday, September 16th at 10 am (MST). The center will be located in the Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover Road, at the former Steve and Barry’s storefront.
The DRC will allow property owners in the community to meet face to face with service providers to understand how they can receive help to begin the recovery process and to access computers to fill out applications for disaster assistance. For the initial opening, insurance company representatives will be available to assist anyone sustaining property damage. Representatives from FEMA and state agencies will not be present on opening day, but will join the center in coming days.
Residents and property owners in need of disaster assistance are asked to complete the online application located at http://www.disasterassistance.gov . To aid in this process, computers will be available at the Twin Peaks Mall DRC. Eighteen additional computers will be located at the Longmont Public Library (located at 409 4th Avenue with an entrance on Kimbark St.) using an in person reservation system. In each location, staff will be available to provide assistance and answer questions about completing forms.
Citizens wishing to access assistance should note the following: Contact your own insurance company before completing the application for assistance. Create a password for use with the form and keep this password for future reference. The application will take 18-20 minutes. Bring the following information to complete the registration: contact information for where you can be currently contacted (may be different from the damaged address), address information for where the damages occurred, information about any current insurance policies, Social Security number, and gross household income at the time of the flooding. If living in a shelter, residents are asked to check the “mass sheltering” box that is listed on the form. If applying for multiple disasters, residents will need to complete an online registration for each disaster. If filing for both home and business disaster assistance, residents will complete a single registration for the combined losses.
Keep copies of this federal ID number and claim number and at the end of the online process. Community members with property damage can also apply by phone for FEMA assistance only by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).