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

Incident period: September 11, 2013 to September 30, 2013
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 14, 2013

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 8, 2013
News Release
DENVER – All but one Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be closed on Sunday, beginning Oct. 13.Remaining open on Sunday is the recently opened DRC in Lyons, Boulder County.Survivors who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can get information about disaster assistance at any of the DRCs.
October 8, 2013
News Release
DENVER – The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) makes flood insurance available to homeowners, business owners and renters in participating communities.NFIP has received 1,967 claims from Colorado residents affected by the September flooding and 446 claims have been paid amounting to $4.2 million.Floods are the most common and costly natural disasters in the United States.
October 7, 2013
News Release
DENVER – The third Disaster Recovery Center in Boulder County is open in Lyons. Survivors who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can get information about disaster assistance.BOULDER COUNTY  Lyons Elementary School Gym338 High St.Lyons, CO 80540Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT, seven days a week 
October 7, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Volunteers who want to help the Colorado flood recovery efforts are being asked to look carefully before they leap.  Do not just show up in disaster areas hoping to help out; go first to www.HelpColoradoNow.org.The Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge agencies and individuals to use this website to register what they have to donate and how many volunteers they can provide.
October 7, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Heirlooms and keepsakes are not always lost to the flood. By being patient and prompt and using professional tips, irreplaceable objects such as photos and documents may be salvaged.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), working in conjunction with the Heritage Emergency National Task Force and Heritage Preservation, offers recommendations on cleaning water-damaged belongings:
October 4, 2013
News Release
DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a two week extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which pays for eligible flood evacuees to stay in hotels and motels.  Eligible individuals and families whose homes are still uninhabitable, inaccessible or without utilities will continue to have a safe place to stay through Oct. 19 (checkout Oct. 20). The previous checkout date was Oct. 6.

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