19
Sep

Thank you to Second Lieutenant Mike Giles and Task Force Longmont!

Second Lieutenant Mike Giles Colorado Air National Guard, 233rd Space Group.  Lt. Giles has been running EOC operations for the Colorado National Guard in Longmont.  He's been here since Friday, September 13th and is living out of a conference room at the Safety and Justice Center. 

Second Lieutenant Mike Giles

Second Lieutenant Mike Giles

 

 

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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17
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 18:00 9/17

The Colorado Division of Water Resources and Boulder County are draining Gaynor Lake to repair erosion around the outlet. They are releasing / pumping approximately three (3) cubic feet of water per second into Dry Creek. This is a Level 1 hazard (low risk). If a failure were to occur it would likely lead to sheet flooding and not pose significant risk. Gaynor Lake drains to the north into Dry Creek. Dry Creek flows north to the southern border of Longmont. Dry Creek crosses Highway 287 and continues to flow northeast around the southern edge of Longmont into the St. Vrain River. Residents south of Plateau Rd near Highway 287, may see a slight increase in water flow through Dry Creek. This is a controlled release.

In other news:

Airport Rd is now open between 17th Ave to the Diagonal Highway.

Pike Rd is open between Highway 287 and Hover Rd.

9th Ave is still closed for repairs near Fordham St. and Wade Rd.

 

helpful

Photo of some compassionate residents who helped set up a comfortable check point for officers working in their neighborhood.

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

[iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aEP9MZ_KCnk?list=UUH5_wkpLrKYb1JuUk6-UdNg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen]

17
Sep

Airport Road Now Open For Traffic

The City of Longmont has opened up Airport Road for all vehicular traffic as of 15:00.

For the current road closures listings and other current areas of concern, please visit the LongmontOEM.com maps page.

You can contact the Call Center at 303-651-8595.

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.

17
Sep

Neighborhood Access Has Been Opened to The Greens Neighborhood Via Mountain View Avenue

As of 9:00 am Tuesday, September 17th, non-restricted access to the Greens neighborhood (which includes, Columbia Drive, Twin Peaks Circle) 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 Mountain View Avenue.

  • From Hover Street, you can turn West on Mountain View Avenue to Columbia Drive.

Road Closures

  • Airport Road between Mountain View and 9th Avenue (to enter at Twin Peaks Circle) 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.

17
Sep

Neighborhood Access Has Been Opened to Champion Greens Via 9th Avenue

As of 9:00 am Tuesday, September 17th, non-restricted access to the Champion Greens neighborhood (which includes, Wood Court, Iron Court,  Doral Drive, Champion Circle) 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 must enter via 9th avenue.

  • 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 either Iron Court or Wood Court.

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.

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

La Ciudad de Longmont Llevará a Cabo una Reunión Informativa Sobre las Inundaciones Hoy Lunes el 16 de septiembre 2013 a las 7 pm

La Ciudad de Longmont llevará a cabo una reunión de "State of the City" Lunes, 16 de septiembre 2013 a las 7 pm (MST). La reunión se llevará a cabo en la Cámara del Concilio en el Centro Cívico de Longmont, 350 Kimbark St.

La reunión está diseñada para proporcionar información sobre la inundación. Esta reunión también ofrecerá actualizaciones sobre el progreso en la recuperación, y los recursos para la recuperación y restauración de la comunidad. Representantes del personal de la Ciudad programadas incluyen:

  • Dennis Coombs, Alcalde de Longmont: Introducción y visión general de eventos
  • Harold Domínguez, Longmont City Manager: Visión general de las zonas afectadas
  • Dan Eamon, Emergency Operations Manager: las actividades de recuperación y los
  • recursos para la restauración
  • Dale Rademacher, Director de Obras Públicas y Recursos Naturales

Los residentes y los empleados pueden asistir a la reunión en persona. Sin embargo, aquellos en los límites de la ciudad  pueden ver el encuentro en vivo en Longmont Comcast Cable Canal 8, escucharlo por la radio en KRCN 1060 am (en ingles) o en una transmisión en vivo en www.longmontchannel.com.

La emisión se publicará más adelante en el día en la página web del canal 8 y se reenviados periódicamente.

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