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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27
Sep

Behind the Badge -- Longmont Police Provide Tips To Avoid Scams

Behind the Badge -- Longmont Police provide tips to avoid scams: Police Detective Mark Cooper warns the public to be aware of possible scammers in the area. Always ask for ID when people knock on your door claiming to be FEMA agents, cleanup companies, contractors, builders and other agencies.

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23
Sep

Grant Application Available for the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund

The Longmont Community Foundation has established the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund. It is designed to provide financial resources to charitable organizations that are involved in the relief and rebuilding efforts in the St. Vrain Valley related to the September 2013 flood.

The 12 member selection committee will review each request and make its recommendations quickly. The grant application is purposely brief because our intent is to not make it burdensome for those organizations that are helping our community recover. 100% of funds received will be distributed and a final report of the distributions will be available on our website after the funds have been expended from the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund.

Application and Guidelines PDF

For more info visit: https://www.longmontfoundation.org/

23
Sep

Colorado Senator Mark Udall Visits Longmont DAC

Colorado Senator Mark Udall toured the Disaster Assistance Center in Longmont on Sunday morning.

Colorado Senator Mark Udall toured the Disaster Assistance Center in Longmont on Sunday morning.

20
Sep

Outage and Emergency Contact Numbers Over the Weekend

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Call Center run by the City of Longmont is now closed. The city has resumed normal business hours. If you have a life threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1. Otherwise, you can contact our non-emergency numbers for specific service requests.

  • Non-emergency dial 303-651-8501
  • Longmont Power & Communications Power Outage 303-776-0011

You can find resources related to City services and functions on our Additional Resources page or Contact Info page. You may also visit the City of Longmont website to contact other areas directly.

Residents can also visit the Disaster Assistance Center located in the Twin Peaks Mall (former Steve and Barry's space) at 1250 South Hover. It is open 9 am - 7pm seven days a week until the need subsides.

20
Sep

Disaster Assistance Center is Open to Help Those Affected by the 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.
The Salvation Army is taking part in the assistance efforts in Longmont. Longmont area victims of the 2013 flood can report to the Twin Peaks mall at 1250 S. Hover.

The Salvation Army is taking part in the assistance efforts in Longmont. Longmont area victims of the 2013 flood can report to the Twin Peaks mall at 1250 S. Hover.

20
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

The State of the City Address will also be re-broadcast at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., everyday through September 24th.

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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.

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