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Release date: 
October 16, 2013
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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 County

Nederland Community Center

750 Highway 72 North

Nederland, CO  80466

Another Boulder County DRC, in Lyons, will be open Sundays until further notice.

Lyons Elementary School Gym

338 High St.

Lyons, CO 80540

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT, seven days, Monday through Sunday.

DRCs are operated by the Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), county and local governments.

To find the DRC closest to you, go to

Representatives from FEMA and the SBA are among the agencies represented at each DRC to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

For individuals who have hearing and visual disabilities or are deaf, DRCs can provide such accommodations as: 

• Captioned telephones, which transcribe spoken words into text
• The booklet Help After a Disaster in large print and Braille
• American Sign Language interpreters, available upon request 
• Magnifiers and assistive listening devices
• 711-Relay or Video Relay Services

Survivors with losses from the storms, flooding, mudslides or landslides will save time by registering for help from FEMA before going to the DRCs.

Register with FEMA by phone, 800-621-3362, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., MDT, seven days a week.  Multilingual phone operators are available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.

People who have a speech disability or are deaf or hard of hearing may call                               (TTY) 800-462-7585; users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362.

Register online:

Register by Web-enabled device, tablet or smartphone: type in the browser.

Last Updated: 
October 16, 2013 - 19:34
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