19
Sep

Share Your Longmont Flood Photos

Share your Longmont Flood photos with us on our City of Longmont's Flickr group  account.

To share photos with us, you need to have a Flickr account, then visit the link below to join. Once approved, you can then share images from your gallery of photos. Be sure to tag flood related photos with #LongmontFlood. Then visitors will be able to see all images by filtering out that tag on our site.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/longmontcolorado/

 

 

 

 

 

19
Sep

Recreation Facility Closures/Program Cancellations

If you are looking to register for classes, you may do so online, at the Recreation Center, or at Centennial Pool. The St. Vrain Memorial Building is NOT open for registration.

Longmont Recreation Center and Centennial Pool are open during regular business hours. Classes and programs at those sites will be held as scheduled.

  • The St Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave, 303-651-8404 is open as an emergency shelter. Classes and programs scheduled at the St Vrain Memorial Building are cancelled through Friday, Sept. 20. Classes and programs are scheduled to resume Saturday, Sept. 21 unless otherwise noted.
  • Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 S Sunset, is CLOSED until further notice. All programs including yoga and drumming happening there are cancelled. Class participants will be credited for cancelled classes through Sept. 22. We are working on securing alternate meeting locations for classes that meet there after Sept. 22 and hope to have an update on Friday. Stay tuned for e-mail updates.

The following parks have been deemed unsafe and are closed to the public:

  • Kanemoto park
  • Lefthand park
  • Valley park
  • Rogers Grove
  • Golden Ponds
  • Highway 119 trailhead
  • Izaak Walton ponds and Nature Area (including club house)
  • St. Vrian Greenway
  • Left Hand Creek Greenway
  • Dry Creek Greenway

Reservations for the parks that remain open can be made online.

Recreation Programs and Events scheduled to occur that have been CANCELLED:

  • Memorial Building classes/programs scheduled through Friday, Sept 20, including fitness classes, tumbling classes, and all other preschool/youth/adult classes.
  • Small Wonders Preschool classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Sept. 23 unless otherwise noted.
  • Terrific 2's and 3's held at the Memorial Building on Friday, Sept. 20.
  • Itty Bitty City held at the Memorial Building on Friday, Sept. 20.
  • Best case scenario, programs are set to resume Monday, Sept. 23. Please stay tuned for more information.

How can I help? 

Donations: The City of Longmont is requesting that donations go to central sources and has updated information for individuals interested in helping those affective by the flooding. Financial donations can be sent to www.longmontfoundation.org and donations of volunteer time or items can be registered at www.helpcoloradonow.com.

Where to get more information

Disaster Recovery Center: A disaster recovery center is open at Twin Peaks Mall 1250 S Hover. For more information please visit www.longmontoem.org.

Up to date info/road closures/openings

Check our website at: www.longmontoem.org
Residents interested in current information are requested to use social media sites including the City's Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as relying on the web and other media.

19
Sep

Longmont Flood Update 12:36

Public Works and Natural Resources (PWNR) have repaired and opened 119th Street at the St. Vrain river.  This was a major accomplishment – many thanks to the PWNR crews and engineers.     

Our neighborhood cleanup has been going well.  Thank you for parking outside of the affected neighborhoods when helping.  These little things have allowed equipment to operate freely on some of the narrow streets.  PWNR and contractors have moved volumes of material from these neighborhoods, but we still have more work to do. 

Additional roll-offs are coming to the affected business areas soon.   

Hayden Ct. paving operations are in progress.  Please be aware of the extra equipment and trucks moving asphalt. 

Be aware of possible scammers who may target you at your home or via a fraudulent charity.  FEMA will never ask for money when doing an inspection. 

Charity fraud tips:
The Longmont Police Department has always recommended residents donate only to agencies that you have researched. Do not donate in response to requests you receive via the phone, email, or by mail. Look up the phone number of the agency, and call that agency directly. Ask questions about what your money will fund.  If you need further information, the Boulder County District Attorney's Office has a department which has great information on where/how to research a non-profit agency before donating.... including a state website to look up information on that non-profit. See "donating to charity" on this page http://www.bouldercounty.org/safety/victim/pages/dacpd.aspx The Longmont Community Foundation is an established local organization; you may donate to them or contact them for suggestions of local organizations to support. They can be found at longmontfoundation.org or by calling (303) 678-6555.

19
Sep

Longmont & Lyons Area - Aerial Footage 9/18/13

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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 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

Xcel Energy Update for Longmont

Even though access to some areas and communities remains difficult and Xcel anticipates full restoration of natural gas service to take longer than customers expect, some progress is being made as roads are cleared, waters recede and sites are safe for crews to enter.

If you are in an area that may be flooded or if you may be evacuated from your home, please do not attempt to disconnect your natural gas or electricity service yourself. Xcel crews have the training and skills to do that safely.

If you are returning to a home or business that was affected by floods, please take extra precautions. Your natural gas meter might have been submerged in flood waters, and that means Xcel must check it prior to restoring gas service. Please do not attempt to turn on the natural gas yourself.

If the controls or any operating components on natural gas appliances were submerged, a trained service professional must inspect it. Manufacturers warn that these appliance components will corrode over time, causing gas valve failure, improper combustion and dangerous natural gas leaks.

Please remember that, if you detect a sulfur or “rotten egg” smell inside your home, it could be the odorant put in natural gas to help detect leaks.

If you notice that smell, leave your home immediately. Do not turn any electrical devices on or off and never use any phone until you are outside and safely away from the area. Then call 911 or call Xcel at 1-800-895-2999.

Stay away from downed power lines and assume they are energized. Call 911 or call Xcel at 1-800-895-1999 if you are an Xcel customer, or call 303-776-0011 if you are an Longmont Power & Communications customer to report downed or damaged power lines.

 More information about how to stay safe during natural gas outages caused by floods is available on xcelenergy.com.

18
Sep

Call Center Closed, Emergency Operations Center Remains Open 07:28

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) run by the City of Longmont is open and assisting with the flood recovery effort in our city. While the call center function of the EOC has closed, residents with needs or concerns can reach the City through the phone numbers on the Contact Info page or by using the Additional Resources page of this site. Any information not listed through this site is available through the City of Longmont website.

Residents can also visit the Disaster Assistance Center located at 1250 South Hover. It is open 9 am - 7pm seven days a week until the need subsides.

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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