DENVER – Information on Colorado’s recovery from flooding, storms and mudslides is just a few keystrokes away. Coloradans have several ways to stay up-to-date digitally on the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recovery operations.Language English
DENVER – To help limit damage from future severe weather, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists will be stationed in Boulder, Firestone and two locations each in Ft. Collins and Loveland to provide free rebuilding information Thursday, Oct. 10 through Tuesday, Oct. 15.Language English
DENVER – In response to the severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides in Colorado during September, 37 agencies collaborated to make the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Longmont, Colorado a one-stop shop for survivors. The DRC opened on Sept. 18 and had volunteers from the very beginning.Language English
DENVER – Due to a reduced number of applicants seeking help, two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY
Clear Creek County School District RE1 Office
320 Highway 103
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration & Training Building
1802 Bergen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439Language English
DENVER – It’s important to carefully read your determination letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There may be an easy-to-resolve reason for being informed that you are ineligible for disaster assistance.
A common reason for initially being ineligible for housing assistance is that an applicant needs to provide FEMA with a copy of an insurance determination letter before a grant application can be processed.
Other reasons for a determination of ineligibility include:Language English
DENVER – All but one Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be closed on Sunday, beginning Oct. 13.
Remaining open on Sunday is the recently opened DRC in Lyons, Boulder County.
Survivors who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can get information about disaster assistance at any of the DRCs.Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Superstorm Sandy survivors will have more time to file critical paperwork for their flood insurance settlements.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 1 that it has extended the deadline for filing proof-of-loss claims for a second time. The new deadline is April 28, 2014.Language English
DENVER – The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) makes flood insurance available to homeowners, business owners and renters in participating communities.
- NFIP has received 1,967 claims from Colorado residents affected by the September flooding and 446 claims have been paid amounting to $4.2 million.
Floods are the most common and costly natural disasters in the United States.Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of October 7:
Total Federal Assistance: $5.6 billionLanguage English
DENVER – The third Disaster Recovery Center in Boulder County is open in Lyons. Survivors who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can get information about disaster assistance.
Lyons Elementary School Gym
338 High St.
Lyons, CO 80540
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT, seven days a week
DENTON, Texas - Nearly six months after the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, local, state and federal personnel are working together to move the recovery efforts forward.
To date, federal disaster assistance for eligible survivors has topped $16 million. This includes more than $9 million in federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); nearly $840,000 in Individual Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); and more than $6.2 million in FEMA Public Assistance funding.Language English
DENVER – Volunteers who want to help the Colorado flood recovery efforts are being asked to look carefully before they leap. Do not just show up in disaster areas hoping to help out; go first to www.HelpColoradoNow.org.
The Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge agencies and individuals to use this website to register what they have to donate and how many volunteers they can provide.Language English
DENVER – Heirlooms and keepsakes are not always lost to the flood. By being patient and prompt and using professional tips, irreplaceable objects such as photos and documents may be salvaged.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), working in conjunction with the Heritage Emergency National Task Force and Heritage Preservation, offers recommendations on cleaning water-damaged belongings:Language English
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its national response coordination center in Washington, D.C. and its regional offices in Atlanta, Ga., and Denton, Texas remains in close coordination with states potentially affected by Tropical Storm Karen. According to the National Weather Service, tropical storm conditions are expected along areas of the Gulf Coast as early as this afternoon and into Sunday.Language English
Readout of FEMA Administrator Fugate’s Calls to Gulf Coast State Governors on Tropical Storm Karen Preparations
WASHINGTON – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today completed calls with Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant about ongoing efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Karen.Language English
DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a two week extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which pays for eligible flood evacuees to stay in hotels and motels. Eligible individuals and families whose homes are still uninhabitable, inaccessible or without utilities will continue to have a safe place to stay through Oct. 19 (checkout Oct. 20). The previous checkout date was Oct. 6.Language English
FEMA also Monitoring Potential Severe Weather in the Central U.S.
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its national response coordination center in Washington, DC and its regional offices in Atlanta, Ga., Chicago, Ill., Denton, Texas and Kansas City, Mo., is monitoring the conditions of Tropical Storm Karen, and the potential for severe weather in the Central U.S., including severe thunderstorms, damaging winds and hail.Language English