High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center Update (#HighParkFire)

Information from the Larimer County Information Officer.

Larimer County High Park Fire - Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Closes on Friday, July 6

The Larimer County High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will close on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. 
The DRC has seen over 1,500 people come through the Center since opening on June 15 with over 600 individual households checked-in and over 250 households visiting the center more than once. The closing phases out immediate assistance at the DRC and begins long-term recovery efforts. 

Services at the DRC will continue to be available through a variety of outlets such as Larimer County offices, the High Park Fire Distribution Center at 215 East Foothills Parkway in Fort Collins, 211, and a variety of community-based organizations and programs. Information and Internet links will continue to be available at the County’s web site, www.larimer.org, on the County’s High Park Fire web pages. 

The Disaster Recovery Center’s hours will be cut-back on Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The DRC is located at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. 

The DRC has been possible through a partnership between Larimer County Government Departments, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Colorado State University, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, North Range Behavioral Health, Loveland Housing Authority and other housing providers, 211 United Way, United States Dept. of Agriculture – Rural Development, Colorado Division of Insurance, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), CSU/Larimer County Extension, and the Medical Reserve Corps of Larimer County. 

For complete information on the High Park Fire go to www.larimer.org.

Driving & Parking directions for Johnson Hall – go to www.larimer.org, scroll down to the Disaster Recovery Center information and click on driving and parking maps. 

Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager
Cell:  970-227-9935

Dan Sandavol, Regional Manager, Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Cell:  970-679-4501
Email:  dan.sandavol@state.co.us