19
Sep

Share Your Longmont Flood Photos

Share your Longmont Flood photos with us on our City of Longmont's Flickr group  account.

To share photos with us, you need to have a Flickr account, then visit the link below to join. Once approved, you can then share images from your gallery of photos. Be sure to tag flood related photos with #LongmontFlood. Then visitors will be able to see all images by filtering out that tag on our site.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/longmontcolorado/

 

 

 

 

 

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

State of Lyons public information meeting TONIGHT 9/19

There will be a “State of Lyons" public information meeting today, Thursday September 19 at 7:00pm in the Longmont City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street (go in through double glass doors and head down stairs).
Mayor Van Domelen, Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen and Boulder County Sheriff's Deputies Kevin Parker and Nick Goldberger will give a briefing on the status of Lyons.  The meeting will be streamed on Channel 8 on www.thelongmontchannel.org.  

Residents who leave Lyons will be required to show the appropriate pass to reenter.  

Lyons Reentry Pass Information: Passes will be available at Lifebridge Church off Hwy 66 in Longmont, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Residents can pick up their pass any day.  Vehicle entrance for businesses is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Entrance time for residents, is 12-2 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Residents can stay from 12:00pm to 7:30 p.m. if necessary.  The entrance and exit times allow us to coordinate access with other entities so we don’t overload the checkpoint.

 

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

P&Z Item Likely Postponed Tonight

Longmont City Staff is recommending postponement of the scheduled Planning and Zoning item at the Wednesday 9/18 meeting.  The Planning and Zoning board will consider the postponement recommendation on the 1st and main reenactment proposal.  If you are interested in the item, it will likely not be addressed tonight.

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.

17
Sep

Rental Housing Needed for Displaced Residents

Are you a Landlord in Longmont?

Housing information is being compiled on a website. We are looking for rental units that are vacant or will be vacant in the near future. If you have vacant housing, please register on www.coloradohousingsearch.com.  If you know of residents that are looking for a rental, please go to http://www.helpcoloradonow.com

17
Sep

Video Posted from Monday September 16 Longmont State of the City Address

Longmont city leaders described the devastation caused by the 2013 flood and updated residents on current conditions.

The City of Longmont held a “State of the City” meeting Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 7pm (MST).

The meeting provided information regarding the flood as well as updates regarding progress in recovery, and community resources for recovery and restoration. City staff representatives scheduled included:

  • 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

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17
Sep

Neighborhood Access Has Been Opened to Valley Neighborhood Via 9th Avenue At Wade Road

As of 9:00 am Tuesday, September 17th, non-restricted access to Valley neighborhood (which includes, Wade Road, Troxell Avenue, Hayden Court, Dudley Lane, and Zweck Court) is available until 7:00 pm. There are still National Guard in the areas where the roads are still impassible.

To return to this neighborhood, you can only enter via 9th Avenue at Wade Road.

From Hover Street, you can turn West on Rogers Road or Nelson Road to Airport Road. Take a right or head North on Airport Road to 9th Avenue. Turn right or East on 9th Avenue to Wade Road. Hayden Court is inaccessible at this time. Hayden Court on the stretch of road between 9th Avenue just passed Troxell Avenue is also not accessible by vehicles at this time.

Road Closures:

  • Airport Road between Mountain View and 9th Avenue is currently closed.
  • 9th Avenue is inaccessible just East of Wade Road and West of Fordham Street.

If you have any questions, please call the Call Center at 303-651-8595.

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