10
Feb

Longmont is closing the Emergency Operations Center

Longmont is closing the Emergency Operations Center at this time.

There remains one section of town without power. The City of Longmont is estimating that this area will have power restored  by 3pm this afternoon. The outage area is bordered as follows: Quebec on the North, Pecan Street on the South; Main Street on the West;  Maple Street/Walnut Street on the East. We are estimating at about 430 customers are affected by this outage.

If you need additional information about the fire which is outside of the Longmont city limits, please follow Boulder Office of Emergency Management on Facebook, or @BoulderOEM on Twitter.  The Boulder OEM call center phone number is 303-413-7730.

10
Feb

Update on the Rogers Fire as of 10am

As of 10am the wildfire near Rogers Road is contained. For more information please refer to Boulder County OEM on their Twitter account and follow this GIS map from Boulder County OEM about closed road, limited access roads and approximate incident locations.

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. 

10
Feb

Updated School Information from St. Vrain Valley

Update:  School bus routes in western Longmont have been disrupted due to the morning's grass fires and power outages, according to the St. Vrain Valley School District.  Schools are monitoring air quality conditions and students will remain inside if necessary. Parents who believe the conditions in their area are not safe for students to attend school may contact their school's attendance office to arrange an excused absence. Students will be allowed to make up missed schoolwork without penalty. 

10
Feb

Update on the Wagon Wheel Road Wildfire

Update:  About 157 homes have been evacuated in response to the second fire, near Wagon Wheel Road , according to the Boulder County OEM. The fire is about 3 to 5 acres in extent. 

10
Feb

Power Poles down near Nelson and Boston Ave.

Power poles have been reported down near Nelson Road and Boston Avenue. LPC Crews are working to repair the damage. Please avoid any downed power lines and this area if possible.

10
Feb

Rogers Fire Update as of 9:00am

According to Boulder County OEM, the wildfire is about 12 to 15 acres and is basically contained. Three outbuildings have been reported destroyed. 

Forecasters currently expect the high winds to continue through noon and then to die down in the afternoon. 

As of 9 a.m., power has been restored in several areas. Power is out in the area of Countryside Village, 1400 S. Collyer Street. 

2
Oct

Flood Information, Updates Can Be Found On City's Main Website

We will no longer be posting updates to the LongmontOEM.com which was used heavily during the flood emergency. We are transitioning from emergency response to relief and recovery. Any further communications over the next several months and years related to disaster assistance, infrastructure repairs, housing, and recovery of our community will be found on the city's main website at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/flood-info/.

Thank you to the Longmont Community for all of your assistance for pulling together and overcoming adversity during the September Flood. The city has received many acknowledgements from the public on a "job well done". They are grateful for the city's planning and emergency response. Here are a couple of examples of the types of comments that we've been receiving.

"Thank you. Thank you all for how you are handling this flood disaster. Especially thank the OEM,public workers, police, firemen, city leaders, volunteers. Everyone, really, thank you. OEM seems to have handled this beyond well given the circumstances; preparedness has paid off. Longmont water, power, and government preparations and wisdom can be seen. I am glad we moved here two years ago, to a community that comes together in disaster instead of falling apart. That has plans and is prepared; that paid extra taxes and got things done ahead of time. A community that strives to support itself and provide for itself and others in their time of need. Thank you for keeping us all safe and working so hard. Thank you." ~ JP of Longmont

"As a resident of Longmont’s Southmoor Park neighborhood, I want to thank the City of Longmont’s Public Works and Natural Resources Department for the leadership and foresight they showed over the past two years in making improvements to the Left Hand Creek channel between 287 and Pike Road for the purpose of flood mitigation. While the damage to the Southmoor Park neighborhood was significant, the destruction of property would certainly have been far worse without these improvements (it removed 185 houses from the flood plain). I completely believe that these improvements saved my home, and my street from sustaining significant damage. Thank you all for your service to our community and for making Longmont such a great place to live! " ~ AM of Longmont

"Thank you very much for keeping our neighborhoods safe and for the quick response to clean them after the flood. It was amazing to see the City and the faith community work together to respond. Great work. " ~ KS of Longmont

 To stay up-to-date with disaster assistance and recovery efforts please visit.

You can also visit the City's social media sites:

  • Twitter: [email protected]  https://twitter.com/cityoflongmont
  • Facebook : City of Longmont   https://www.facebook.com/cityoflongmontco
  • Facebook : Public Safety https://www.facebook.com/LongmontFirePoliceOEM

City of Boulder and Boulder County Social Media Sites:

Twitter

  • @BoulderCounty (county)
  • @BoulderColorado (city)
  • @BoulderOEM (Emergency Management)
  • @BoulderCoHHS (Housing & Human Services)

Facebook:

  • /bouldercounty (county)
  • /bouldercolorado.gov (city)
  • /boulderoem (Emergency Management)

#longmontflood

2
Oct

Housing Matching Service Available for Displaced Boulder County Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   October 2, 2013

Contact: Jim Williams, Boulder County, 303-579-6971 /  Jeff Yegian, City of Boulder, 303-441-4363 / Kathy Fedler, City of Longmont, 303-651-8736

 

Housing Matching Service Available for Displaced Boulder County Residents

Collaboration will help address shortage of rental housing supply

Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County residents displaced by the recent flooding now have another tool to help them find available rental housing. A regional service that matches renters with property owners is working with residents to place them in short-term rental units, and is waiving most of its fees for the matching service.

Boulder County, the cities of Boulder and Longmont, Foothills United Way, and Housing Helpers partnered to create and roll out the rental housing plan. Housing Helpers is working with property owners and has identified about 60 units that would work as short-term solutions for those in need to continue to live in or near Boulder County.

“We know there’s not much rental housing available in Boulder County for our neighbors who’ve been displaced by the flooding, especially those who don’t yet know when they can return to their homes” said Jeff Yegian, Acting Manager of the City of Boulder’s Division of Housing. “This is a solution for some of them, and we want to encourage those residents most in need to get in touch now to find out more.”

Residents impacted by the flooding who are seeking short-term rental housing can contact Housing Helpers by phone at 303-545-6000 or on the web at www.HousingHelpers.com to see if they qualify for the service. Property owners offering short-term rental options for individuals or families displaced by the flooding are encouraged to call Housing Helpers to list their property at no charge. Additional information on housing resources, including financial assistance that may be available for short-term housing, can be found at www.BoulderCountyFlood.org, www.BoulderFloodInfo.net, and http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/flood-info/.

“We still want our neighbors to know that most of the available rental housing is located outside Boulder County, mostly to our south and east,” said Frank Alexander, Director of the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services. “Regardless of whether people look for rentals through this matching service or on their own, we hope that they do it right away and that they understand it might be necessary to relocate outside the area for some time."

27
Sep

City Manager Flood Update: City Council Meeting September 24, 2013

City Manager Flood Update -- City Council meeting September 24, 2013: Longmont City Manager Harold Dominguez gives overview of infrastructure damage in the city. He also describes the process for working with FEMA and other agencies in the coming weeks and months.

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