17
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 19:00 9/17

We still have our curfew in place for any closed areas from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Our call center will be closing tonight at 7:00 p.m.   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

http://longmontoem.org/contact-information/

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 any questions.

Because high water tables, flooding, standing water and shifting mobile homes has affected sewer service in some of the areas, we are delivering portable toilets to some of these neighborhoods.  These areas are not yet permanently occupied, but homeowners have been granted access during the day to begin restoration and/or collection of property from their homes.

17
Sep

Boulder County (Longmont) Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) Opens

Longmont has opened a Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) in partnership with Boulder County 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. This center is open to serve all Boulder County residents.
 
The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., seven days a week until the need subsides. 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. 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.
 
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.
 
Agencies at the center include: 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. Additional help may also be found at helpcoloradonow.org.
 
The generosity of the Longmont community has been enormous. As a result, we have had a large number of people who have stopped by the facility requesting to volunteer. All volunteers must register on line at www.helpcoloradonow.org. This organization is seeking all skill sets ranging from architects to administrative support. Applications submitted online will be matched up with the needs of Boulder County staffing. They will review these application and match volunteers appropriately which generally happens very quickly.
 
The DAC is not currently accepting donations from individuals although we are truly appreciative of the community’s kindness. Monetary donations can be made on line at longmontfoundation.org.
 
For Boulder County flood recovery information, go to www.BoulderCountyFlood.org. The website provides 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.
17
Sep

Boulder County District Attorney's Office Issues Illegal Dumping Warning

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett warns residents to be on the alert during the next days and weeks for illegal dumping of commercial waste by companies operating in the area after the flood disaster.

Boulder County has provided free dumpsters at various sites hit hard by the floods. These are intended for use by homeowners and renters, so that residents can get wet or damaged property out of their homes as quickly as possible.

City of Longmont roll off dumpsters have been placed in flood impacted areas. View map of locations.

However, there has been extreme pressure at legitimate disposal sites due to the sheer volume of the destruction caused by the flooding. The effect of this has been that clean-up companies have been dumping huge amounts of debris, carpet, drywall and other trash at the dumpster sites, often around the area of the dumpsters. Homeowners who are paying these companies are no doubt being charged the costs of dumping materials removed. Concerned residents who have seen this happening have already reported this activity to county personnel.

District Attorney Stan Garnett advises: “Clean up companies need to dispose of their waste responsibly and in a legal manner. Anyone who suspects illegal dumping should record the type of vehicle, license plate number, and any identifying logo on the truck. They should then call this in to the Emergency Call Center Line at 303 413 7730, or to my Community Protection Division at 303 441 3700. My office will be working with members of the public, other county staff and the Attorney General’s Office to prevent the dumping of hazardous or illegal waste in the County.”

The Community Protection Division of the District Attorney’s Office is also dealing with numerous consumer complaints related to the disaster and its consequences. Consumer specialists are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to assist anyone who has a problem. Complaints can also be filed online, at:
http://www.bouldercounty.org/safety/victim/pages/daconscomplaintform.aspx

 

 

17
Sep

Longmont Humane Society Still Has Space Available For Flood Displaced Pets

As of 10:55pm the Longmont Humane Society is reporting that they still have room for flood displaced pets. At the current time they have room for 35 cats, and 20 dogs.

Please call the Longmont Humane Society directly with questions regarding space availability. They are located at 9595 Nelson Road, or you can call (303)772.1232.

 

 

16
Sep

Longmont EOC Closed at 10PM on 9/16

Effective 10PM on 9/16, the EOC will be closed. Web and social media updates will resume on 9/17 when the EOC opens at 7AM.

16
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 19:37 9/16/13

  • We have delivered roll-off dumpsters into the affected neighborhoods.  As the roll-offs are filled, they will be removed and replaced with an empty unit.  Jersey barriers have been installed at the closed bridges.
  • LPC has returned power to approximately 500 homes in Longmont and are working to restore power to the main feeder for Lyons.  Once the feeder is re-energized, then they can begin restoring power to the customers.
  • Weld County has opened a Recovery Assessment Center in south west Weld County.  This team will be located in the Human Services Offices, 4209 CR 24 1/2 , Del Camino.  They will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. tomorrow until further notice.  Services include DHS, health, veterans, utilities, United Way, Red Cross and more.
  • Spirits seem high and many of the families were working together to help their neighbors with a variety of chores.
  • Several of our officers were extremely fortunate to have been stationed at Columbia Dr. and Mtn View Ave.  Through the generosity of a family, whose home was located in an effected area, they provided the officers with tables and a large standing umbrella to aid in their efforts.
  • Governor John Hickenlooper, U.S. Representative Cory Gardner, State Senator Matt Jones, State Representative Jonathan Singer and Boulder County Commissioner Deb Gardner paid a visit to Longmont and continued to offer their support.  Governor Hickenlooper even took a call in the call center.
  • We will be closing the call center tonight at 8:00 p.m.  We will re-open at 7:00 a.m.  If you have a power related outage, please call Longmont Power and Communications at (303) 776-0011.
16
Sep

Centro de Asistencia de Desastres se abre a las 10 AM en el Twin Peaks Mall

Contamos con computadoras en la Biblioteca Pública para asistir con el llenado de Aplicaciones de Desastre

La ciudad de Longmont abrirá un Centro de Asistencia para Desastres (DAC) el lunes 16 de septiembre a las 10 a.m. (MST). El centro estará ubicado en el Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover Road, en e la Antigua tienda Steve and Barry.

El Centro de Asistencia para Desastres (CAD) permitirá a los propietarios de la comunidad a encontrarse cara a cara con los proveedores de servicios y entender cómo pueden recibir ayuda para iniciar el proceso de recuperación y para tener acceso a las computadoras para llenar las solicitudes de asistencia por desastre. Para la apertura inciial, representantes de la compañٕías de seguros estarán disponibles para ayudar a sostener los daños a la propiedad. Los representantes de las agencias estatales y de FEMA no estarán presentes en la jornada inaugural, pero se unirán en el centro en los próximos días.

Se pide a los residentes y dueños de propiedades que necesitan asistencia por desastre a completar su solicitud para la asistencia, a través del sitio de internet www.disasterassistance.gov Para ayudar en este proceso, computadoras estarán disponibles en la Twin Peaks Mall DAC. Dieciocho computadoras adicionales se encuentran en la Biblioteca Pública de Longmont (ubicada en la 409 4th Avenue con una entrada en Kimbark St.) usando un sistema de reserva en persona. En cada lugar, el personal estará disponible para proporcionar ayuda y contestar preguntas sobre cómo completar los formularios.

Los ciudadanos que necesiten asistencia deberían notar lo siguiente :

  • Póngase en contacto con su propia compañía de seguros antes de completar la solicitud de asistencia.
  • Crear una contraseña para el uso del formulario y mantener esta contraseña para futuras consultas. La aplicación tomará entre 18 a 20 minutos.
  • Traiga la siguiente información para completar la aplicación: Su información de contacto, donde usted puede actualmente contactarse (puede ser diferente de la dirección donde sufrió el daño), dirección de donde se produjeron los daños, información acerca de su pólizas de seguros, su número de seguro social y su ingreso buto al momento de la inundación.

Si vive en un refugio, se les pide a los residentes que marquen la casilla “acogida masiva” que aparece en el formulario. Si solicita múltiples desastres, los residentes necesitarán completar su aplicación en el sitio de internet por cada propiedad que fue dañada. Si aplica asistencia para ambos su casa y su negocio, los residentes deben completar una sóla aplicación para las pérdidas combinadas.

Mangenga copias de su número federal de identificación y su número de reclamo al finalizar este proceso en el sitio de internet.

Para los miembros de la comunidad que sufrieron daño en su propiedad pueden también aplicar por
teléfono para asistencia a FEMA o llamar al 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).

16
Sep

Listen to State Of The City Meeting On KRCN AM Radio

The City of Longmont will hold a “State of the City” meeting Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 7pm (MST). The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO.

The meeting is designed to provide information regarding the flood. This meeting will also provide updates regarding progress in recovery, and community resources for recovery and restoration. City staff representatives scheduled includes:

  • Dennis Coombs, Mayor of Longmont: Introduction and event overview
  • Harold Dominguez, Longmont City Manager: Overview of impacted areas
  • Dan Eamon, Emergency Operations Manager: Recovery Activities and resources for restoration
  • Dale Rademacher, Director of Public Works and Natural Resources

Residents can attend this meeting in person. However, those in the city limits can view the meeting live on Longmont Comcast Cable Channel 8 or on a live feed at www.longmontchannel.com. The broadcast will be posted later in the day on Channel 8’s website and will be rebroadcasted periodically. KRCN (1060 am) will also simulcast the 7pm meeting.

16
Sep

How To Donate To Help Those Affected By The Flood

The City of Longmont is requesting that donations go to central resources.

If you are interested in donating items or money to help those affected by the flooding, please contact the following:

For additional resources, please visit our page on LongmontOEM.com.

 

16
Sep

Disaster Recovery Center Opens Today (9/16) at 10AM

Press Release -

Disaster Recovery Center to Open at 10 AM at Twin Peaks Mall


Computers to Assist with Disaster Applications Also Located at Longmont's Public Library
Longmont, CO --- The City of Longmont will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Monday, September 16th at 10 am (MST). The center will be located in the Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover Road, at the former Steve and Barry's storefront.
The DRC will allow property owners in the community to meet face to face with service providers to understand how they can receive help to begin the recovery process and to access computers to fill out applications for disaster assistance. For the initial opening, insurance company representatives will be available to assist anyone sustaining property damage. Representatives from FEMA and state agencies will not be present on opening day, but will join the center in coming days.
Residents and property owners in need of disaster assistance are asked to complete the online application located at www.disasterassistance.gov . To aid in this process, computers will be available at the Twin Peaks Mall DRC. Eighteen additional computers will be located at the Longmont Public Library (located at 409 4th Avenue with an entrance on Kimbark St.) using an in person reservation system. In each location, staff will be available to provide assistance and answer questions about completing forms.
Citizens wishing to access assistance should note the following: Contact your own insurance company before completing the application for assistance. Create a password for use with the form and keep this password for future reference. The application will take 18-20 minutes. Bring the following information to complete the registration: contact information for where you can be currently contacted (may be different from the damaged address), address information for where the damages occurred, information about any current insurance policies, Social Security number, and gross household income at the time of the flooding. If living in a shelter, residents are asked to check the "mass sheltering" box that is listed on the form. If applying for multiple disasters, residents will need to complete an online registration for each disaster. If filing for both home and business disaster assistance, residents will complete a single registration for the combined losses.
Keep copies of this federal ID number and claim number and at the end of the online process. Community members with property damage can also apply by phone for FEMA assistance only by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).

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