10
Feb

Update on Power Outages Across Longmont

All traffic signals are now reported to be back on. Please remember, high winds can blow down trees and power lines without warning, so remain alert when outside. If you see a downed power line, stay away from the line and call Longmont Power & Communications at 303-651-8386. 

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

Be Aware of Electric Lines During Clean Up Efforts

Residents are asked to be aware of possible buried electric lines, fiber optic cables, and exposed conduit  in any areas requiring digging during clean-up and recovery. Damaging an electric line could cause significant danger and service interruptions for you and your neighbors and exposed conduit may contain high-voltage power lines.  Damage to fiber optic cables may disrupt communication critical for to the recovery effort.

Longmont Power & Communications customers: to schedule a time to have your utility lines identified, contact the Utility Notification Center of Colorado at 811. To notify LPC about exposed conduit, please contact 303-776-0011.

19
Sep

Lyons residents that need help can find assistance at the Longmont Twin Peaks mall

 

Lyons at Twin Peaks Mall

The Town of Lyons was devastated by the 2013 flood. Lyons residents that need help can find assistance at the Longmont Twin Peaks mall.

18
Sep

Longmont Flood Update 18:17

Please stay off of these greenways. The flooding has undercut many of the locations and they are subject to collapse. Parks_closures2_091813_200PM 

Neighborhood Updates:

Greens and Champion Greens

• We have two contractors and city crews clearing and removing debris. Contractors are utilizing loaders, skid steers, grapple trucks and a fleet of dump trucks. We also have the city grapple truck and one ton trucks in the area to support efforts. We estimate that we will be in the area through Friday at a minimum. At that point we should be able to strategically place additional roll-offs for those who may have additional debris.
• City crews are also collecting paints, chemicals, waste and appliances for appropriate disposal.

Valley Subdivision

• Roll-offs are deployed in the Valley Subdivision and bins are filling up quickly. Placement of additional bins and exchanges will occur tomorrow and we will deploy an additional two grapple truck (contractors) in the Valley Subdivision to expedite clean up.
• Additional contractors will begin tomorrow with loaders and dump trucks.

Golden Ponds Subdivision

• Looks good, the roll-off deployment worked well. We still have two roll-offs in place for residual cleanup.

St. Vrain Mobile Home Park

• We have provided a steady stream of roll-offs and residents are filling them. We deployed our packer truck yesterday to pick up additional materials. The roll-off strategy appears to work well here and we will continue to exchange roll offs until complete.

First Ave at Bowen

• Roll-off delivery and deployment working well. As of today, the container is not full

Missouri Ave

• Two roll-offs still along Missouri and as of today, they are not full. There is some debris on a couple properties, so we will continue to deploy roll-offs and exchange in those locations.

Delaware Street

• Several roll-offs have been delivered and exchanged and as of today there are two roll-offs on site.

2200 block Creekside neighborhood at Caleta Trail

• One roll-off has been delivered and filled, another will be delivered and continued exchanges will occur as needed.

Lefthand Drive at East of Bowen

• Two containers on the ground and will exchange as needed.

Springs Place

• Roll-offs delivered and exchanged and will be continued until complete.
• We will deploy our packer and loader to clean up at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Royal Mobile Home Park

• Delivered six (6) roll-offs with the expectation to deliver up to 12 at a time. Exchanges as needed.

Various calls from residents with flood debris

• We had about six calls from residents in the north east section of the city and are scheduled for collection tomorrow.

Regular Trash and recycle collection is completed on schedule

Artwalk

ArtWalk Longmont would like to convey our deepest concern to those affected by this catastrophic storm and to let our community know that our thoughts and prayers go out to all families, towns and neighborhoods that still have much to face in the months ahead.

ArtWalk is still scheduled to happen the evening of Friday, Sept 20 from 6 – 9 p.m. It’s always been Artwalk’s intention to be a downtown event that is a community driven art festival that is shared together. To raise money for those in need in our community, our downtown merchants/participants will have donation information in their locations and Artwalk is happy to include a station hosted by Longmont Community Foundation near the NE corner of 4th Ave (near Ziggis). This is a difficult time, but one thing is clear; we live in a great community with great people!
While the Downtown Longmont community is deeply saddened by the loss and destruction that many in our community are facing, we are overwhelmed by those calling to assist, help, volunteer and give. This weekend, there will be several ways for the community to gather, celebrate Longmont’s strength and donate to those in need in our community. In partnership with the Longmont Community Foundation, donations can be made to the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund. 100% of the proceeds will go directly toward helping the community recover from the devastation of the recent flooding.

There will be several opportunities to give financial donations to our community members in need. During Oktoberfest at Roosevelt Park on Friday and Saturday, September 20 – 21st, donations can be made to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation for Flood Relief 2013. On Sunday, Fireball Run kicks off in downtown Longmont. Teams will be assisting in raising money for the flood relief in our community. Come help us send off the 40 teams at 8 a.m. on the corner of 5th and Main - participate in the Tiny Tim fun run or just come cheer on the participants.

For all the details, visit www.downtownlongmont.com

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.

18
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 09/18/2013

Did you know?

Longmont Water is still safe drink and remained safe, even during the height of the flood. Please remember to turn off your sprinklers.

Longmont Fire Services - Longmont Fire continues to help pump water from flooded homes in Longmont. They have two types of pumps, one for homes with more than four (4) inches of flood water and one for homes with less than four (4) inches. Longmont homeowners please call Robin at (303) 651-8424 or e-mail Robin Ericson at [email protected]

Public Works and Natural Resources – PWNR has started road repairs and paving operations on several of our damaged roads. Our most significant road repair is in the Valley neighborhood near 9th Ave and Hayden Ct. Hayden Ct. has been completely reconstructed, the damaged pavement has been removed, repacked with road base and they are starting paving operations tomorrow (September 19th). This is great news for our residents in the Valley neighborhood.

This area can be accessed from Airport Rd (north or south), then travel east bound on 9th Ave.

Longmont Water - Longmont water has established two hydrant to hydrant water inter-connections to provide safe, fresh drinking water to the Left Hand Water District which supplies water to the tri-town area (Firestone, Frederick and Dacono).

Longmont Power & Communications - Longmont Power & Communications is providing broadband services to a Location within our service territory in order to assist the Town of Lyons with their recovery efforts.

Other developments:

  • Boston Rd (Roger Grove/ Fairgrounds area) between Hover Rd and Sunset is now open.
  • 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.

OEM Website – the place to go for information and updates:

http://longmontoem.org/

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.

Disaster Assistance Centers Open in Longmont and Weld County (Tri-towns)

Longmont Area - Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) is open. The DAC is located at 1250 S. Hover St. at the old Steve and Barry’s Store. The DAC is located on the west side of the mall near the north end. 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. The DAC is serving Longmont and communities west of Longmont (Lyons, Jamestown, Boulder County).

FEMA requires that all residents register http://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.

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 http://www.helpcoloradonow.org.

Weld County (Tri-towns ) - 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.

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18
Sep

Electric Safety After a Flood

Flooding forces homeowners to ask many difficult questions about water-damaged electrical equipment in their houses:

  • Can I use appliances after they dry out?
  • Are circuit breakers and fuses safe to use?
  • Will I need to replace my electrical wiring?

Floodwater contaminants can create serious fire hazards if electrical wiring and equipment have been submerged in water.  Even with professional cleaning and drying, sediments and toxins are difficult to remove.

As families begin to clean up after a flood, there may be hidden electrical hazards.  This is not a do-it-yourself project!  Before beginning, have a qualified electrician check the house wiring, assess other damages and proceed with repair work.  Then, follow these important safety tips:

  • If you smell natural gas or hear a blowing or hissing sound, quickly leave the home and call your natural gas provider.  Be aware that propane tanks also pose a risk if they are punctured or damaged.
  • Do not flip a switch or plug in an appliance until an electrician tells you it is safe.
  • Do not touch a circuit breaker or replace a fuse with wet hands or while standing on a wet surface. Use a dry plastic- or rubber-insulated tool to reset breakers and use only one hand.
  • Do not allow power cord connections to become wet.
  • Do not remove or bypass the ground pin on a three-prong plug.
  • Use portable ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) protective devices on equipment and extension cords to help prevent electrocutions and electrical shock injuries.
  • Discard electrical devices that have been submerged (i.e., circuit breakers, fuses, GFCIs, receptacles, plugs and switches).
  • When using a wet-dry vacuum cleaner or a pressure washer, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid electric shock.
  • Portable generators emit carbon monoxide (CO), a poisonous gas that is colorless and odorless.  For this reason, portable generators should never be used indoors or outdoors near open doors, windows or vents.
  • Do not turn on damaged electrical appliances.  Electrical parts can pose an electric shock hazard or overheat and cause a fire.

Replace or recondition?

Some items may be reconditioned, while others will need to be completely replaced to protect you and your family.  It is recommended that you allow an electrician or electrical inspector to guide the restoration or replacement of any electrical wiring or equipment.

Corrosion and insulation damage can occur when water and silt get inside electrical devices and products. Water can also damage the motors in electrical appliances.  Therefore, you may need to replace:

  • Circuit breakers and fuses
  • All electrical wiring systems
  • Light switches, thermostats, outlets, light fixtures, electric heaters and ceiling fans
  • Washing machines, dryers, furnaces, heat pumps, freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, vacuums, power tools, exercise equipment and similar appliances.  Internal electrical components of this equipment could also be damaged.
  • Electronic equipment, including computers and home entertainment systems
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.

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