Colorado Flooding, Severe Storms, Mudslides, and Landslides
November 6, 2013
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• Registrations for Individual Assistance (IA)……………………………….…. 26,975
• Approved IA ………………………………………………………………..... $51.1 million
• U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans approved…………….…. $58.9 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 designated for IA: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan and Weld.
Click for more information on counties designated for Public Assistance (PA).
The new individual disaster assistance registration deadline is November 30, which is also the new deadline to complete low-interest SBA disaster loan applications. Federal/state disaster assistance for applicants can include money for serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
The deadline to file an insurance claim with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is still 60 days after flood damage to an insured structure. Please also refer to floodsmart.gov.
DRCs provide information about disaster recovery programs and help applicants register for disaster assistance before the Nov. 30 deadline. Please visit the DRC Locator.
In addition to physical damages suffered by Colorado businesses, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance to help meet working capital needs caused by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.
• Small businesses, small agriculture cooperatives and private, non-profit organizations may borrow to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster (regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage).
• The maximum business disaster loan is $2 million for any combination of property damage and working capital (EIDL) program loans.
• The EIDL program is available to the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan & Weld; Broomfield, Chaffee, Crowley, Custer, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Lincoln, Park, Phillips, Pueblo, Saguache, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington & Yuma.
A FEMA mitigation team will offer free building tips in Colorado Springs from Friday, Nov. 8, through Tuesday, Nov. 12.
1830 W. Uintah St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Hours: Friday, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mitigation measures can help reduce problems such as mold and mildew. Advice may also help protecting electrical systems, furnaces and appliances. The mitigation team will have free reference booklets in English and Spanish.
More information about strengthening property can found at fema.gov/what-mitigation.
Federal disaster assistance for Colorado flood survivors recovering from the September storms has topped $100 millionas of Oct. 31.
Colorado flood survivors should return their completed applications, even if they have not settled with their insurance company. Individuals and business owners who sustained property damage are encouraged to first register with FEMA prior to the Nov. 30 deadline.
Individuals and families who are still being assessed regarding their housing needs may continue to be eligible for TSA through Nov. 16 (checkout Nov. 17).
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.