4
Jun

EOC is now closed, updates can be found on City's main website

We will no longer be posting updates to the LongmontOEM.org website which was used during the severe weather event on June 4, 2015.

To stay up to date with information, visit the City of Longmont's main website at http://LongmontColorado.gov.

You can also visit the City's social media sites:

City of Boulder and Boulder County Social Media Sites:

Twitter

  • @BoulderCounty (county)
  • @BoulderColorado (city)
  • @BoulderOEM (Emergency Management)
  • @BoulderCoHHS (Housing & Human Services)

Facebook:

  • /bouldercounty (county)
  • /bouldercolorado.gov (city)
  • /boulderoem (Emergency Management)
4
Jun

City closes the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), no overnight issues anticipated.

We are closing the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). We do not anticipate any overnight issues. The www.longmontoem.org will have one last post here in a couple of minutes and that will be it. Please visit the City's Main website at www.longmontcolorado.gov for further information.

Please see the attached link for a map of road closures west and northwest of Longmont.  

http://ow.ly/NU5QX  (link updated 6/5/15 12:42am)

Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) has responded to less than ten small outages since the storm passed through Longmont.   At this time all the outages have been resolved.  If Longmont residents have an outage, please call (303) 776-0011.

The storm appears to be moving south towards the Denver metro area. 

In spite of heavy rain between Lyons and Longmont, it looks as though there will be no serious flooding issues in the city of Longmont; however, there is still a flood warning in effect for the area until mid-morning June 5, and a flash flood warning until 4am. Stay tuned to the National Weather Service for news and updates. Additional rain is forecast over the next two days, so be vigilant in staying informed.

http://www.weather.gov/bou/

Updated at 11:47pm June 4, 2015

4
Jun

Flood Update for the Berthoud Area

The Flash Flood Emergency is continuing in Berthoud, with three homes reported destroyed and 12 damaged, though the severe weather is delaying damage assessments. The Little Thompson River remains high due to runoff and reservoirs are full, according to authorities.  The Red Cross has activated the Berthoud Community Center as an overnight shelter at 248 Welch St. 

4
Jun

National Weather Service Calling Tornado Watch Over

The tornado watch for the Longmont area has expired according to the NWS.

Follow the National Weather Service for up to date information. 

4
Jun

Not sure what the difference is between Flood Watch, Flash Flood Watch or Warnings?

FEMA and the National Weather Service use the following terms to announce flood information:

Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

Flash Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately

#COWX

4
Jun

The National Weather Service has sent out a flash flood emergency

The National Weather Service has sent  out a flash flood emergency for the following area:  Hwy 66 on south, 55th on the West, Larimer County line on the north, Weld County Line on the East.

4
Jun

The City of Longmont has activated our Emergency Operations Center as a precaution.

The Longmont OEM page is up.  Please watch for updates at www.longmontoem.org

The City of Longmont has activated our Emergency Operations Center as a precaution.  We have experienced some traffic light outages, but most have been fixed.  As a reminder, if the traffic lights are out, you must treat it like a four way stop.  

I’ve attached two weather updates.  A Flash Flood Warning for Larimer, Weld and Boulder County and a river update.  We are monitoring the St. Vrain River and Left Hand Creek.  Flows are listed below. 

Flash Flood Warning for Larimer, Weld, Boulder Counties, CO

Active for next 24 minutes · 

National Weather Service

This alert has been updated.

Posted 16 minutes ago

The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 10:15 pm MDT for Southeastern Larimer, Northeastern Boulder and southwestern Weld counties. At 9:19 pm MDT, the thunderstorm producing very heavy rain was located near Berthoud, or 19 miles south of Fort Collins, and was nearly stationary. Radar has indicated between 4 to 6 inches of rain has fallen halfway between Berthoud and Lyons with lesser amounts in the surrounding area between Riverside, Johnstown, Mead and hygiene. Runoff from the area with the heaviest rainfall will flow into Saint Vrain Creek between Lyons and hygiene and also on the little Thompson River southwest of Berthoud and produce flooding. Stream levels along Little Thompson River and Saint Vrain Creek could rise up very quickly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include: Southern Greeley, Longmont, Southwestern Loveland, Evans. Firestone, Johnstown, Milliken, Berthoud, Mead, Platteville. Lyons and Gilcrest.

The storm remains nearly stationary east of Lyons, north to Berthoud.  Around 2 inches of rain is possible in the warned area in the next couple hours.  This rainfall will exacerbate the flooding.

If you live in these areas follow these recommended actions.

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life. This is becoming a very dangerous situation.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, highways and underpasses. Additionally. Country Roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks, streams and other low lying areas are subject to flooding.

http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=8f6328baad26335e&hl=en&gl=US&source=web

 

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9:22 P.M. update

EOC open and staffed, our focus currently is on continuing the public information campaign and watching the rainfall over the St. Vrain drainage. 

Flood Warning issued until 9:00 tomorrow morning, 4 to 5 inches of rain has fallen in the Lyons area over the St. Vrain drainage.

No significant impacts to the City yet, the gauge at Lyons has risen 600 cfs in the last two hours.

Our concern at this point is flash flooding on the Lefthand and/or St. Vrain.  PD is monitoring both rivers.

4
Jun

Longmont Power & Communications Responding to Small Power Outages

LPC is responding to a number of small power outages caused by the severe weather, mostly due to downed tree limbs. The reports are from the Hygiene area and near Colo. 66 and Hover St.

4
Jun

City of Longmont Severe Weather Updates

City of Longmont Severe Weather Updates 

We will be using this website to continue to post our updates related to the current weather situation in Longmont.

Stay Connected

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Twitter

  • @BoulderCounty (county)
  • @BoulderColorado (city)
  • @BoulderOEM (Boulder City & County Office of Emergency Management)
  • @BoulderCoHHS (Boulder County Housing & Human Services)

Facebook:

  • /bouldercounty (county)
  • /bouldercolorado.gov (city)
  • /boulderoem (Emergency Management)
2
Oct

Flood Information, Updates Can Be Found On City's Main Website

We will no longer be posting updates to the LongmontOEM.com which was used heavily during the flood emergency. We are transitioning from emergency response to relief and recovery. Any further communications over the next several months and years related to disaster assistance, infrastructure repairs, housing, and recovery of our community will be found on the city's main website at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/flood-info/.

Thank you to the Longmont Community for all of your assistance for pulling together and overcoming adversity during the September Flood. The city has received many acknowledgements from the public on a "job well done". They are grateful for the city's planning and emergency response. Here are a couple of examples of the types of comments that we've been receiving.

"Thank you. Thank you all for how you are handling this flood disaster. Especially thank the OEM,public workers, police, firemen, city leaders, volunteers. Everyone, really, thank you. OEM seems to have handled this beyond well given the circumstances; preparedness has paid off. Longmont water, power, and government preparations and wisdom can be seen. I am glad we moved here two years ago, to a community that comes together in disaster instead of falling apart. That has plans and is prepared; that paid extra taxes and got things done ahead of time. A community that strives to support itself and provide for itself and others in their time of need. Thank you for keeping us all safe and working so hard. Thank you." ~ JP of Longmont

"As a resident of Longmont’s Southmoor Park neighborhood, I want to thank the City of Longmont’s Public Works and Natural Resources Department for the leadership and foresight they showed over the past two years in making improvements to the Left Hand Creek channel between 287 and Pike Road for the purpose of flood mitigation. While the damage to the Southmoor Park neighborhood was significant, the destruction of property would certainly have been far worse without these improvements (it removed 185 houses from the flood plain). I completely believe that these improvements saved my home, and my street from sustaining significant damage. Thank you all for your service to our community and for making Longmont such a great place to live! " ~ AM of Longmont

"Thank you very much for keeping our neighborhoods safe and for the quick response to clean them after the flood. It was amazing to see the City and the faith community work together to respond. Great work. " ~ KS of Longmont

 To stay up-to-date with disaster assistance and recovery efforts please visit.

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  • @BoulderCounty (county)
  • @BoulderColorado (city)
  • @BoulderOEM (Emergency Management)
  • @BoulderCoHHS (Housing & Human Services)

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