Colorado Flooding, Severe Storms, Mudslides, and Landslides
October 30, 2013
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• Registrations for Individual Assistance (IA)…26,481
• Approved IA …$48.9 million
• U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans approved…$48.7 million
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 counties.)
For more information on counties designated for Public Assistance (PA).
The Nov. 14 disaster assistance registration deadline affects survivors of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in the eleven counties designated for IA. Federal/state disaster assistance for applicants can include money for serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
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.
Colorado’s recovery 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. DRCs provide information about disaster recovery programs and help applicants register for disaster assistance before the Nov. 14 deadline.
To 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.
Aurora Central Library
14949 East Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora, CO 80012
Mon.–Fri., 9am to 6pm
Saturday, 9am to 1 pm
Fire Training Center
375 Printers Pkwy.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Mon.–Fri., 8am to 5 pm
Jefferson County Courthouse
100 Jefferson County Pkwy.
Golden, CO 80401
Mon.–Fri., 9am to 5:30 pm
At 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.
Take 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 Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Clay’s Ace Hardware
1001 E. Harmony Rd., Unit B
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Ace Hardware of Firestone
8258 Colorado Blvd.
Firestone, CO 80504
Windsor Ace Hardware
1245 Main St.
Windsor, CO 80550
Hours of operation: Click here to confirm hours.
Before beginning any repair work, property owners should contact their local building officials to find out what permits are required to repair or rebuild in that specific community.
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.
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.