Colorado Flood E-News: November 6

Issue 6

Colorado Flooding, Severe Storms, Mudslides, and Landslides

November 6, 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.

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Federal Assistance as of November 5, 2013

• 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 or via web-enabled phone at 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).

FEMA Registration Deadline Extended to November 30, 2013 for Disaster Survivors

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

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)

DRCs provide information about disaster recovery programs and help applicants register for disaster assistance before the Nov. 30 deadline. Please visit the DRC Locator.

ColoradoUnited: Official State Website for Disaster Recovery

ColoradoUnited is the official State of Colorado website for recovery information and resources. Click for the latest news on efforts and information that impact the public and businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Colorado Small Businesses and Private Nonprofits

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.

FEMA Mitigation Outreach – Free Rebuilding Advice and Reference Booklets

A FEMA mitigation team will offer free building tips in Colorado Springs from Friday, Nov. 8, through Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Ace Hardware
Uintah Gardens
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

Federal Aid for Individuals and Businesses Reaches Over $100 Million

Federal disaster assistance for Colorado flood survivors recovering from the September storms has topped $100 million as 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.

Third Extension Approved for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA)

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).

Colorado Businesses Contribute to Flood Relief

Colorado companies continue to make contributions for flood relief to help rebuild communities.

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Colorado 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.

FEMA’s 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.

Follow FEMA online at,, and  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

The 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 or call (800) 659-2955 (TTY 1-800-977-8339).

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