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 26, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Colorado’s recovery continues with two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opening in Colorado Springs and Fort Morgan on Tuesday, Oct. 29.The Colorado Springs DRC will be open for one week only from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 to Saturday, Nov. 2.Colorado residents who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can get face-to-face disaster information at these DRCs:EL PASO COUNTY Black Forest Fire Department No.111445 Teachout Rd.
October 25, 2013
News Release
DENVER – As the November 14 deadline draws near for filing flood damage claims, survivors may have questions or need additional information regarding any determination their insurer might make regarding their claim.If an insurer sends a written denial of the claim or part of a claim, an owner can appeal this determination.  To file an appeal, follow these four steps:
October 25, 2013
News Release
DENVER—National Flood Insurance policyholders whose homes or other structures were damaged by flooding have until November 14, 2013, to file claims for their losses.A Proof of Loss form includes detailed estimates of the cost to replace or repair damaged property.Proof of loss substantiates the damage claim and is required before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can make payment. File damage claims with your NFIP insurance company and work with your adjuster to get the proof of loss forms.
October 24, 2013
News Release
DENVER – FEMA Mitigation specialists will be at the Northern Colorado Home & Holiday Show offering free building advice that will last long past the holidays.First National Bank Exhibition Hall5280 Arena CircleLoveland, CO 80538This team will be in Loveland, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., MDT, Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27.
October 24, 2013
News Release
DENVER-- Before beginning any repair work, property owners should contact their local building officials to find out what permits are required to repair or rebuild.Some Colorado property owners may find that September’s flood has caused substantial damage to their home or business.Substantial damage is defined by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as a home or structure that has incurred substantial damage, is located in a special flood hazard area and the total cost of repairs is 50 percent or more of the structure’s pre-event market value.
October 24, 2013
News Release
DENVER – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now approved more than $42 million in disaster loans to Colorado homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations.Approved loan totals in some of the most impacted areas are currently over $27 million in Boulder County, $4.9 million in Larimer County and $6 million in Weld County.The more than $42 million approved so far to survivors with losses from Colorado storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides breaks down this way:

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