23
Sep

Grant Application Available for the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund

The Longmont Community Foundation has established the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund. It is designed to provide financial resources to charitable organizations that are involved in the relief and rebuilding efforts in the St. Vrain Valley related to the September 2013 flood.

The 12 member selection committee will review each request and make its recommendations quickly. The grant application is purposely brief because our intent is to not make it burdensome for those organizations that are helping our community recover. 100% of funds received will be distributed and a final report of the distributions will be available on our website after the funds have been expended from the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund.

Application and Guidelines PDF

For more info visit: https://www.longmontfoundation.org/

20
Sep

Outage and Emergency Contact Numbers Over the Weekend

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Call Center run by the City of Longmont is now closed. The city has resumed normal business hours. If you have a life threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1. Otherwise, you can contact our non-emergency numbers for specific service requests.

  • Non-emergency dial 303-651-8501
  • Longmont Power & Communications Power Outage 303-776-0011

You can find resources related to City services and functions on our Additional Resources page or Contact Info page. You may also visit the City of Longmont website to contact other areas directly.

Residents can also visit the Disaster Assistance Center located in the Twin Peaks Mall (former Steve and Barry's space) at 1250 South Hover. It is open 9 am - 7pm seven days a week until the need subsides.

20
Sep

Disaster Assistance Center is Open to Help Those Affected by the Flood

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Location: The Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) is located at 1250 South Hover. The DAC entrance is located on the west side of the Twin Peaks Mall in the former location of Steve & Barry’s just south of Sears.
Hours of operation: The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., seven days a week until the need subsides.
Who is being helped: This center is open to serve all Boulder County residents.
What residents need to bring with them: Please bring any paperwork that would assist in verifying your address and assisting with your needs such as utility bills, identification, social security number, insurance policy paperwork, etc.
How can residents contact the DAC: Due to the temporary nature of the facility, no phone service exists and we encourage residents to come in with any questions or help they need.  
Agencies represented at the DAC:  FEMA, Workforce Boulder County, Boulder County Public Health, Boulder County Land Use, the OUR Center, and American Family Insurance. Three other non-profits are also on-site to assist with private home clean up: Convoy of Hope, Samaritans Purse, and the Southern Baptist Convention. For those in need of clean up kits, bottled water and other necessities assistance can be found at the DAC.
NOTE ABOUT FEMA: FEMA requires that all residents register www.disasterassistance.gov. You may do this at the DAC or you may do this prior to going to the DAC. If you are denied FEMA coverage initially, please READ THE ENTIRE LETTER, as it outlines the possibility that you need to supply insurance information in order to receive assistance.
The Salvation Army is taking part in the assistance efforts in Longmont. Longmont area victims of the 2013 flood can report to the Twin Peaks mall at 1250 S. Hover.

The Salvation Army is taking part in the assistance efforts in Longmont. Longmont area victims of the 2013 flood can report to the Twin Peaks mall at 1250 S. Hover.

20
Sep

State of the City Address Re-broadcast on Channel 8

The City of Longmont's  State of the City Address will be re-broadcast on the Comcast Cable Channel 8 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., everyday through September 24th.

20
Sep

State of Lyons, Colorado Public information Meeting - 09-19-2013

 

Video of the  “State of Lyons" public information meeting which was held Thursday, September 19th in the Longmont City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street.

Mayor Van Domelen, Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen and Boulder County Sheriff's Deputies Kevin Parker and Nick Goldberger will gave a briefing on the status of Lyons following the flood.

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19
Sep

Recreation Facility Closures/Program Cancellations

If you are looking to register for classes, you may do so online, at the Recreation Center, or at Centennial Pool. The St. Vrain Memorial Building is NOT open for registration.

Longmont Recreation Center and Centennial Pool are open during regular business hours. Classes and programs at those sites will be held as scheduled.

  • The St Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave, 303-651-8404 is open as an emergency shelter. Classes and programs scheduled at the St Vrain Memorial Building are cancelled through Friday, Sept. 20. Classes and programs are scheduled to resume Saturday, Sept. 21 unless otherwise noted.
  • Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 S Sunset, is CLOSED until further notice. All programs including yoga and drumming happening there are cancelled. Class participants will be credited for cancelled classes through Sept. 22. We are working on securing alternate meeting locations for classes that meet there after Sept. 22 and hope to have an update on Friday. Stay tuned for e-mail updates.

The following parks have been deemed unsafe and are closed to the public:

  • Kanemoto park
  • Lefthand park
  • Valley park
  • Rogers Grove
  • Golden Ponds
  • Highway 119 trailhead
  • Izaak Walton ponds and Nature Area (including club house)
  • St. Vrian Greenway
  • Left Hand Creek Greenway
  • Dry Creek Greenway

Reservations for the parks that remain open can be made online.

Recreation Programs and Events scheduled to occur that have been CANCELLED:

  • Memorial Building classes/programs scheduled through Friday, Sept 20, including fitness classes, tumbling classes, and all other preschool/youth/adult classes.
  • Small Wonders Preschool classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 23 unless otherwise noted.
  • Terrific 2's and 3's held at the Memorial Building on Friday, Sept. 20.
  • Itty Bitty City held at the Memorial Building on Friday, Sept. 20.
  • Best case scenario, programs are set to resume Monday, Sept. 23. Please stay tuned for more information.

How can I help? 

Donations: The City of Longmont is requesting that donations go to central sources and has updated information for individuals interested in helping those affective by the flooding. Financial donations can be sent to www.longmontfoundation.org and donations of volunteer time or items can be registered at www.helpcoloradonow.com.

Where to get more information

Disaster Recovery Center: A disaster recovery center is open at Twin Peaks Mall 1250 S Hover. For more information please visit www.longmontoem.org.

Up to date info/road closures/openings

Check our website at: www.longmontoem.org
Residents interested in current information are requested to use social media sites including the City's Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as relying on the web and other media.

19
Sep

Longmont Flood Update 12:36

Public Works and Natural Resources (PWNR) have repaired and opened 119th Street at the St. Vrain river.  This was a major accomplishment – many thanks to the PWNR crews and engineers.     

Our neighborhood cleanup has been going well.  Thank you for parking outside of the affected neighborhoods when helping.  These little things have allowed equipment to operate freely on some of the narrow streets.  PWNR and contractors have moved volumes of material from these neighborhoods, but we still have more work to do. 

Additional roll-offs are coming to the affected business areas soon.   

Hayden Ct. paving operations are in progress.  Please be aware of the extra equipment and trucks moving asphalt. 

Be aware of possible scammers who may target you at your home or via a fraudulent charity.  FEMA will never ask for money when doing an inspection. 

Charity fraud tips:
The Longmont Police Department has always recommended residents donate only to agencies that you have researched. Do not donate in response to requests you receive via the phone, email, or by mail. Look up the phone number of the agency, and call that agency directly. Ask questions about what your money will fund.  If you need further information, the Boulder County District Attorney's Office has a department which has great information on where/how to research a non-profit agency before donating.... including a state website to look up information on that non-profit. See "donating to charity" on this page http://www.bouldercounty.org/safety/victim/pages/dacpd.aspx The Longmont Community Foundation is an established local organization; you may donate to them or contact them for suggestions of local organizations to support. They can be found at longmontfoundation.org or by calling (303) 678-6555.

19
Sep

City of Boulder and Boulder County to open Disaster Assistance Center today 9/19

There are now two centers – one in Longmont and one in Boulder - that county residents can use to get information & request assistance.
 
Boulder County, Colo. ---The City of Boulder and Boulder County are opening a joint Disaster Assistance Center at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5495 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder. This center, along with the Disaster Assistance Center in Longmont, is available all to Boulder County residents impacted by the flood.
 
The Boulder Disaster Assistance Center is located just northwest of Flatirons Golf Course, on the northwest corner of Arapahoe and 55th Street, next to Premier Credit Union. It is open to serve residents throughout Boulder County.
 
The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week until the need subsides. Residents are encouraged to come to the center for the help they need or to get answers to their questions. The public is asked to bring paperwork that can assist in verifying identification and residence, and that provides information that can be useful in helping determine what assistance they may qualify for. These documents include driver’s licenses, utility bills, social security cards, insurance policy paperwork and other identifying information.
 
At the assistance center, residents can get information about help with shelter and other housing needs, food, clothing cleanup and recovery assistance, and much more. A wide range of government and non-profit organizations will be on hand to help residents with emergency assistance and long-term needs.
 
Organizations that will be on site include: FEMA, Red Cross, Salvation Army, State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs, Boulder County Housing and Human Services and Public Health, city and county Planning and Public Works, Mental Health Partners, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Southern Baptist, Community Food Share, and others.
 
The Longmont Disaster Assistance Center, at 1250 South Hover, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The entrance is located on the west side of the Twin Peaks Mall in the former location of Steve & Barry’s just south of Sears.
 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that all residents who are seeking assistance through FEMA register at www.disasterassistance.gov. Residents can do this at the Disaster Assistance Center in Boulder or prior to going to the center. Anyone denied FEMA coverage initially is encouraged to read the entire denial letter, as it may contain information about supplying insurance information or other documentation in order to receive assistance.
 
The generosity of the community around Boulder has been enormous, with offers of financial contributions and volunteers. Volunteers should register online at www.helpcoloradonow.org. Cash Donations are being accepted at www.unitedwayfoothills.org.
 
For City of Boulder flood recovery information, go to www.boulderfloodinfo.net. Boulder County flood assistance and recovery information is available at www.bouldercountyflood.org. The websites provide information about assistance and resources available for those affected by the flood, as well as guidelines and precautions for beginning cleanup efforts on your property.

18
Sep

Disaster Assistance Center is Open to Help Those Affected by Flood

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Location: The Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) is located at 1250 South Hover. The DAC entrance is located on the west side of the Twin Peaks Mall in the former location of Steve & Barry’s just south of Sears.
Hours of operation: The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., seven days a week until the need subsides.
Who is being helped: This center is open to serve all Boulder County residents.
What residents need to bring with them: Please bring any paperwork that would assist in verifying your address and assisting with your needs such as utility bills, identification, social security number, insurance policy paperwork, etc.
How can residents contact the DAC: Due to the temporary nature of the facility, no phone service exists and we encourage residents to come in with any questions or help they need.  
Agencies represented at the DAC:  FEMA, Workforce Boulder County, Boulder County Public Health, Boulder County Land Use, the OUR Center, and American Family Insurance. Three other non-profits are also on-site to assist with private home clean up: Convoy of Hope, Samaritans Purse, and the Southern Baptist Convention. For those in need of clean up kits, bottled water and other necessities assistance can be found at the DAC.
NOTE ABOUT FEMA: FEMA requires that all residents register www.disasterassistance.gov. You may do this at the DAC or you may do this prior to going to the DAC. If you are denied FEMA coverage initially, please READ THE ENTIRE LETTER, as it outlines the possibility that you need to supply insurance information in order to receive assistance.
Food and other essential items are available to Longmont area victims of the 2013 flood. A Disaster Assistance Center is open at the TwinPeaks Mall in Longmont.

Food and other essential items are available to Longmont area victims of the 2013 flood. A Disaster Assistance Center is open at the TwinPeaks Mall in Longmont.

18
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 16:21

Longmont has demonstrated we are a resilient community and open for business. Our city staff and community has demonstrated our strength and resolve. We are rebuilding our roads and infrastructure at unprecedented speeds. LPC has electricity to all but a few homes, we are providing clean drinking water to Longmont and Left Hand Water District. We are poised to bring power and Wi-Fi to Lyons.

We are Longmont Strong.

We are having great success in our neighborhoods with cleanup efforts. In addition to providing roll-offs dumpsters the City of Longmont has hired contractors with heavy equipment to assist in neighborhoods. They are using this equipment to clean debris piles filled with wet carpet, mud and silt. This has significantly added to the speed of our recovery. The city has heavy equipment in the flood areas, the additional cars on the streets are making it difficult to maneuver around. We are asking those who are helping friends and neighbors to park cars outside of the affected neighborhoods and walk in when you can.

Businesses continue to support the community. We’ve had tremendous support at our evacuation shelters, emergency operations center and out on the streets. Families and businesses owners are literally stopping in the streets and dropping food to crews and check points.

 

We have closed the call center. We are asking our community to call the necessary city department for future requests. These numbers are listed below.

Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) (303) 776-0011

Public Works and Natural Resources (PWNR) (303) 651-8416

Longmont Utility Billing (303) 651-8664

Longmont Building Inspections (303) 651-8332

Longmont Code Enforcement (303) 651-8695

Longmont Community Neighborhood Resources (303) 651-8444

Longmont Fire Services general information (303) 651-8437

Longmont Police Services general information (303) 651-8555

Police and Fire Emergencies – 911

Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.

 

Our OEM website will continue to be updated on a regular basis. This site also contains volumes of information, videos and frequently asked questions. This is a great resource if you have questions.

Longmont DAC Update:

The average wait time to meet with a FEMA representative at the Disaster Assistance Center is about 15 minutes. The average wait time for computer access to sign in for Boulder County services is about 10 minutes.

Buses are available for transport between Life Bridge Church and the DAC.

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