Colorado Flooding E-News

Issue 7

Colorado Flooding, Severe Storms, Mudslides, and Landslides

November 13, 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.

FEMA-Private Sector will be transitioning back to FEMA Region VIII, therefore this is the final E-News Update. Please refer any inquiries to The Colorado Office of Emergency Management posts the E-News Updates if you would like to refer back to any of the newsletters for information on the disaster.

Federal Assistance as of November 12, 2013

• Registrations for Individual Assistance (IA)……………………………….…. 27,433
• Approved IA ………………………………………………………………..... $52.7 million
• U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans approved…………….…. $64.7 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 81 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.

Colorado Flooding: Two Months Later

In the two months since heavy rains brought flooding, Colorado survivors have received more than $117.4 million in state and federal assistance and low-interest loans and an additional $35.1 million in FEMA’s NFIP payouts.

To date, more than $52.7 million in disaster assistance grants has helped more than 15,000 Colorado households find safe, functional and sanitary rental units or make repairs to primary homes and cover other disaster-related expenses, such as medical needs or personal property loss. Nearly $48.7 million of IA grants have been issued in housing assistance and $4 million in other needs assistance, such as medical or personal property loss. Flood survivors have also received disaster unemployment assistance and disaster legal services.

Please visit “Colorado Flooding: Two Months Later” for more information.

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 Disaster Assistance Loans

Small businesses and most private nonprofits are also eligible to apply for low interest working capital Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) if they are having difficulty meeting obligations as a result of the disaster. These loans are available in all 11 disaster declared primary counties and also every contiguous county in Colorado. The deadline for EIDL’s is June 16, 2014. All other SBA loan applications are due on the IA registration deadline Nov. 30, 2013.

For information about SBA programs, applicants can go to or call 
(800) 659-2955 (TTY 1-800-977-8339).

Road Openings Will Enable Hundreds of New FEMA Inspections

Inspection access means that the FEMA inspector can drive all the way to the home in an ordinary car. After access is made, residents should call 1-800-621-3362 to schedule a FEMA housing inspection.

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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).