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COLORADO FLOOD RELIEF INFORMATION (Updated 9.20.2013)

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Washington, Oct 1, 2013 | comments
Please find information related to receiving federal assistance in response to the floods in northern Colorado, helping your neighbors, and preparing for future extreme weather below:

Congressman Polis' Colorado Flood Relief and Recovery Guide

Please click here to download the Guide

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA):

*Deadline for filing a claim is November 14th*

On September 14, 2013, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Colorado triggering the release of Federal funds to help individuals and communities recover from the Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides that occurred from September 11, 2013 and continuing. Individuals in Boulder County can file a claim in the following ways:
  • Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.  
  • Apply via smartphone at m.fema.gov.
  • Call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362
  • Those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585 directly 
  • For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. 
If my office can be of any assistance, or if you have any troubles filing a claim, please call Danielle Henry from my office at (303) 484-9596 or e-mail her at Danielle.Henry@mail.house.gov.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans:

Low-interest federal disaster loans up are now available to Boulder County homeowners and business owners who have suffered damages due to the flooding.
  • Homeowners can receive loans up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Additionally, up to $40,000 is available for similarly affected personal property.
  • Businesses of any size, including non-profit organizations, may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged business assets.
  • To learn more about these loans, please call FEMA at (800) 621-FEMA.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:
CITY SERVICES:
  • If you are looking to dispose of any flood-damaged debris, the City of Boulder and Boulder County have provided dumpsters for public use. Please use these dumpsters for spoiled food, damaged carpets, household materials and other flood-related debris. For locations and additional information, please visit this link: http://tinyurl.com/bouldercleanup
  • If your home or business is suffering from sewage backup, or any water seepage, please report the backup to the Emergency Call Center at (303) 413-7730 and ask for it to be reported to the City of Boulder Public Works. For safety information regarding sewage backups, please visit this link: http://tinyurl.com/bouldersewage
  • The City of Boulder is reporting that it continues to deliver safe drinking water. Boiling water is unnecessary.
SHELTERS:

The following shelters are open for evacuees and the displaced. For additional information on shelters, please visit the following links: Red Cross: Find a Shelter & Red Cross: Find A Shelter Mobile App. If you are searching for loved ones, please visit the Red Cross Safe & Well listings.

AUDIO OF CONGRESSMAN POLIS' TELEPHONE TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS RELIEF EFFORTS:

Listen to Congressman Polis discuss flood relief with constituents, the American Red Cross, and FEMA, at this link: Telephone Town Hall

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

In times of crisis, Coloradans pull together. Below, find information on how you can best assist in relief efforts:

Colorado Chapter of the Red Cross
Help Colorado Now (This page is receiving heavy traffic and is prone to going down. Please try again at a later time.)
Foothills Flood Relief Fund

HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR!

My office has set up a Google Document Spreadsheet where you can provide information on items you are able to donate, and to also let your neighbors know what items you need. Please fully fill out the appropriate columns and contact Shad Murib in my office at (202) 225-2161 or at shad.murib@mail.house.gov if you have coordinated a trade and no longer have an item or help to donate or no longer need an item or help.

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