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.

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.

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.

17
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

Power Outage Updates - 14:30 - 9/17

As of 1PM this afternoon (9/17), LPC has restored power to most areas around town. Remaining outages are limited to areas where LPC cannot gain access or customers are not ready to have service back on. If customers do not have power and are ready for service, they should call 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.

16
Sep

City of Longmont To Hold A “State of the City” Meeting Tonight, Monday, September 16th at 7pm

The City of Longmont will hold a “State of the City” meeting Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 7pm (MST). The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St.

The meeting is designed to provide information regarding the flood. This meeting will also provide updates regarding progress in recovery, and community resources for recovery and restoration. City staff representatives scheduled includes:

  • 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

Residents and employees can attend this meeting in person. However, those in the city limits can view the meeting live on Longmont Comcast Cable Channel 8 or on a live feed at www.longmontchannel.com or listen to the audio feed on the radio at KRCN 1060 am. The broadcast will be posted later in the day on Channel 8’s website and will be re-broadcasted periodically.

16
Sep

Electric Safety After a Flood 15:36

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.

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.

 

16
Sep

Centro de Asistencia de Desastres se abre a las 10 AM en el Twin Peaks Mall

Contamos con computadoras en la Biblioteca Pública para asistir con el llenado de Aplicaciones de Desastre

La ciudad de Longmont abrirá un Centro de Asistencia para Desastres (DAC) el lunes 16 de septiembre a las 10 a.m. (MST). El centro estará ubicado en el Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover Road, en e la Antigua tienda Steve and Barry.

El Centro de Asistencia para Desastres (CAD) permitirá a los propietarios de la comunidad a encontrarse cara a cara con los proveedores de servicios y entender cómo pueden recibir ayuda para iniciar el proceso de recuperación y para tener acceso a las computadoras para llenar las solicitudes de asistencia por desastre. Para la apertura inciial, representantes de la compañٕías de seguros estarán disponibles para ayudar a sostener los daños a la propiedad. Los representantes de las agencias estatales y de FEMA no estarán presentes en la jornada inaugural, pero se unirán en el centro en los próximos días.

Se pide a los residentes y dueños de propiedades que necesitan asistencia por desastre a completar su solicitud para la asistencia, a través del sitio de internet www.disasterassistance.gov Para ayudar en este proceso, computadoras estarán disponibles en la Twin Peaks Mall DAC. Dieciocho computadoras adicionales se encuentran en la Biblioteca Pública de Longmont (ubicada en la 409 4th Avenue con una entrada en Kimbark St.) usando un sistema de reserva en persona. En cada lugar, el personal estará disponible para proporcionar ayuda y contestar preguntas sobre cómo completar los formularios.

Los ciudadanos que necesiten asistencia deberían notar lo siguiente :

  • Póngase en contacto con su propia compañía de seguros antes de completar la solicitud de asistencia.
  • Crear una contraseña para el uso del formulario y mantener esta contraseña para futuras consultas. La aplicación tomará entre 18 a 20 minutos.
  • Traiga la siguiente información para completar la aplicación: Su información de contacto, donde usted puede actualmente contactarse (puede ser diferente de la dirección donde sufrió el daño), dirección de donde se produjeron los daños, información acerca de su pólizas de seguros, su número de seguro social y su ingreso buto al momento de la inundación.

Si vive en un refugio, se les pide a los residentes que marquen la casilla “acogida masiva” que aparece en el formulario. Si solicita múltiples desastres, los residentes necesitarán completar su aplicación en el sitio de internet por cada propiedad que fue dañada. Si aplica asistencia para ambos su casa y su negocio, los residentes deben completar una sóla aplicación para las pérdidas combinadas.

Mangenga copias de su número federal de identificación y su número de reclamo al finalizar este proceso en el sitio de internet.

Para los miembros de la comunidad que sufrieron daño en su propiedad pueden también aplicar por
teléfono para asistencia a FEMA o llamar al 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).

16
Sep

Listen to State Of The City Meeting On KRCN AM Radio

The City of Longmont will hold a “State of the City” meeting Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 7pm (MST). The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO.

The meeting is designed to provide information regarding the flood. This meeting will also provide updates regarding progress in recovery, and community resources for recovery and restoration. City staff representatives scheduled includes:

  • 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

Residents can attend this meeting in person. However, those in the city limits can view the meeting live on Longmont Comcast Cable Channel 8 or on a live feed at www.longmontchannel.com. The broadcast will be posted later in the day on Channel 8’s website and will be rebroadcasted periodically. KRCN (1060 am) will also simulcast the 7pm meeting.

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