Colorado Flooding, Severe Storms, Mudslides, and
October 30, 2013
This E-News Update is created by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency’s (FEMA) Private Sector Function operating out of Colorado. The
E-News Update includes information on federal and state resources available to
help Colorado homeowners, renters, business owners and their employees recover
from the flooding, severe storms, mudslides and landslides that were federally
declared a major disaster on September 14, 2013. We welcome your comments,
questions, and topics of interest.
Federal Assistance as of October
• Registrations for Individual Assistance (IA)…26,481
• Approved IA …$48.9
• U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in a
designated county can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 (use option 2
for Spanish, 3 for other languages) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video
Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362.
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., MDT, seven
days a week until further notice. For a
guide on FEMA Individual Assistance and other types of aid, visit disaster assistance .
The following 11 counties are now designated
for IA: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan and Weld.
(Italics indicate the most recently designated
Registration Deadline is
November 14, 2013
In addition, National
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders whose homes or other structures
were damaged by flooding have until the Nov. 14 deadline to file NFIP proof of loss claims.
Disaster Recovery Centers
(DRCs) Opening in Colorado Springs and Fort Morgan
continues with two DRCs opening in Colorado
Springs and Fort Morgan
. The Colorado Springs DRC will be open for one week
only from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 to Saturday, Nov. 2.
To find DRCs closest to you,
please visit the DRC Locator
information about disaster recovery programs and help applicants register for
disaster assistance before the Nov. 14 deadline.
U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) Opens Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs)
meet the needs of the community, SBA
in conjunction with FEMA and the State of Colorado disaster recovery officials have
announced the locations
of the following SBA DLOCs in addition
to the existing DRCs in Colorado.
14949 East Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora, CO 80012
9am to 6pm
9am to 1 pm
375 Printers Pkwy.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
8am to 5 pm
100 Jefferson County Pkwy.
Golden, CO 80401
9am to 5:30 pm
the DLOCs, SBA customer service representatives will be available to meet with
residents and business owners to answer questions, explain SBA’s
disaster loan program
, issue applications, help complete applications and
close approved disaster loans. Note that Nov.
14 is the registration deadline
for all individual disaster assistance.
FEMA Mitigation Outreach – Help
Limit Damage from Future Severe Weather
action before the next disaster. FEMA mitigation specialists will be stationed
in several locations to provide free rebuilding information Thursday, Oct. 31
through Saturday, Nov. 2.
Downtown Ace Hardware
215 S. College
Fort Collins, CO
Clay’s Ace Hardware
1001 E. Harmony
Rd., Unit B
Fort Collins, CO
Ace Hardware of Firestone
Windsor Ace Hardware
1245 Main St.
Windsor, CO 80550
Determination Letters Must Be
An applicant who has received a determination
letter of ineligibility
should be sure to read the entire letter to find
out why. In some cases, all the applicant needs to do is send FEMA a copy of
the private insurance determination letter.
Applicants who receive this letter
can call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362
(TTY 800-462-7585) or visit a DRC
to find out how to appeal this decision, submit any
required documents or make changes to contact information.
Contribute to Flood Relief
Colorado companies continue to make contributions for local flood relief to
help rebuild communities. Here are the companies to make the latest donations.
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management supports the needs of
local government and partners with them before, during and after a disaster.
The division enhances preparedness statewide by devoting available resources
toward prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery, which will
ensure greater resiliency of Colorado communities.
mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a
nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare
for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
Disaster recovery assistance
is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age,
disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know
has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary
source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private
property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and
private, nonprofit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts, and cover
the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These
disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other
recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.
For information about SBA programs, applicants can go to www.sba.gov/disaster or call (800)
659-2955 (TTY 1-800-977-8339).