Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4145)

Incident period: September 11, 2013 to October 31, 2013
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 14, 2013

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 18, 2013
News Release
DENVER – If you had flood damage, don’t be afraid to file a claim under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Unlike other property policies that often use prior claims to determine premiums, NFIP premiums do not rise due to the filing of a claim.
October 17, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists will be at the Fall Craft Fair in Longmont to provide advice meant to limit damage from future severe weather.                                                            Twin Peaks Mall                                                     1250 South Hover Road                                                       Longmont, CO 80501
October 17, 2013
News Release
DENVER – – Due to the reduced number of applicants visiting three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) they will close at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19.ARAPAHOE COUNTYAurora Central Library(Large Community Room)14949 E. Alameda ParkwayAurora, CO 80012ADAMS COUNTYSouth Adams County Fire Department4711 E. 69th Ave.Commerce City, CO 80022LOGAN COUNTYLogan County FairgroundsDesoto Building1120 Pawnee Ave.
October 16, 2013
News Release
DENVER – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Nederland on Thursday, Oct. 17. The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT, daily.Colorado residents who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can get information about disaster assistance at this new DRC in the mountains of Boulder County.Boulder CountyNederland Community Center750 Highway 72 NorthNederland, CO  80466Another Boulder County DRC, in Lyons, will be open Sundays until further notice.
October 16, 2013
News Release
DENVER –FEMA mitigation specialists will offer building tips at home improvement stores in Boulder, Estes Park, Greeley and Longmont on Thursday, Oct. 17 through Tuesday, Oct. 22.Specialists have suggestions and publications to help homeowners, renters and business owners protect their properties and limit damages from future extreme weather events. Mitigation measures also may reduce mold and mildew, protect electrical systems, furnaces and appliances.FEMA mitigation specialists will be at these four locations:The Home Depot
October 15, 2013
News Release
DENVER – As survivors of the Colorado floods continue to recover, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials warn of danger lurking around the corner. Disreputable contractors may try to take advantage of disaster survivors.FEMA offers a few suggestions to protect against fraud when hiring a contractor:

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