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 9, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Due to a reduced number of applicants seeking help, two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.CLEAR CREEK COUNTYClear Creek County School District RE1 Office320 Highway 103Idaho Springs, CO 80452 JEFFERSON COUNTYEvergreen Fire/Rescue Administration & Training Building1802 Bergen ParkwayEvergreen, CO 80439
October 9, 2013
News Release
DENVER – It’s important to carefully read your determination letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There may be an easy-to-resolve reason for being informed that you are ineligible for disaster assistance.A common reason for initially being ineligible for housing assistance is that an applicant needs to provide FEMA with a copy of an insurance determination letter before a grant application can be processed.Other reasons for a determination of ineligibility include:
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.

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