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 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:
October 23, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Colorado’s recovery from severe weather continues with changes at three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC).The DRCs in Colorado Springs and Golden will close at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 and both will transition on Monday, Oct. 28 to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC).DLOCs are operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). At each DLOC, SBA representatives will answer questions, explain the application process and help survivors apply for low-interest disaster loans.
October 22, 2013
News Release
DENVER – FEMA mitigation specialists will be in Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland offering building tips at four home improvement stores beginning Thursday, Oct. 24, through Tuesday, Oct. 29.Advice about protecting properties and limiting damages from future extreme weather events will serve not only homeowners but also renters and business owners. Mitigation measures also may reduce mold and mildew, and protect electrical systems, furnaces and appliances.FEMA mitigation specialists will be at these four locations:
October 21, 2013
News Release
DENVER – Residents of Fremont and Morgan counties whose homes were damaged in the September floods are now eligible for Individual Assistance from FEMA.Also, eight additional counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance: Arapahoe, Crowley, Denver, Fremont, Gilpin, Lake, Lincoln and Sedgwick. The eight new counties receive public assistance in all categories A-G.Individual Assistance
October 21, 2013
News Release
DENVER – The FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Greeley will temporarily close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 and will resume normal business hours at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 28.WELD COUNTYIsland Grove Exhibition Hall 527 N. 15th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631 Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT.

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