Disaster Assistance, Longmont Flood Information
Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) Scales Back Services and Changes Name to DRC
Effective October 4 at 6 p.m., all county and community agencies will discontinue providing on-site services at the Longmont Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) and the DAC will transition to a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). Disaster survivors can still receive assistance from these county and community agencies at their regular service locations during regular hours of operation. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Red Cross and other volunteer disaster relief agencies will continue to provide assistance at the DRC from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the end of October. The Town of Lyons will also operate from the DRC from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice. The DRC is located at Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 Hover Street and is open to serve all Boulder County residents who were victimized by the September flood.
If you need help with any City of Longmont services, please contact one of our customer service call numbers below.
Via to provide free transportation to Disaster Assistance Centers
Local nonprofit Via will provide transportation to the Disaster Assistance Centers in Boulder County for individuals with transportation limitations as a result of the recent flood as long as we can safely get to the pickup location. READ MORE
Am I eligible for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assistance?
Longmont and Boulder County have been designated Federal Disaster Areas. This qualifies businesses and residential property owners for federal assistance in various forms.
Disaster assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Federal funding also is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in Longmont and Boulder County. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.Documentation of the damage to your home and personal belongings is very important to qualify for assistance. Separate damaged from undamaged property. Your adjuster will need evidence of the damage to your home and possessions to prepare your repair estimate.
Document as much as possible, including dates and times:
- Take photographs and or video of all of the damaged property, including discarded objects, structural damage, and standing floodwater levels.
- Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their date of purchase, value, and receipts, if possible.
- Officials may require disposal of damaged items so, if possible, place flooded items outside of the home.
- Save all receipts related to flood recovery, with dates and times.
How do I get access to potential assistance services?
To access potential assistance services, you should consider the following actions:
1) Check your flood insurance policy and contact your insurance agent.
2) Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance on Monday by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or
1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. MST seven days a week until further notice.
Information you will need includes:
a. Your Social Security number
b. Current and pre-disaster address
c. A telephone number where you can be contacted
d. Insurance information
e. Total household annual income
f. A routing and account number from your bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account) Look up your bank routing number.
g. A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster
h. After you've completed your application for assistance, you will receive a FEMA application number. Write down this number and keep it for future reference.
3) Longmont businesses can apply for a disaster assistance loan with the Small Business Administration (SBA). To see if eligible go to: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans
4) You can also obtain information at the Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) located in the Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 Hover St.For more information as noted above, refer to your Colorado Office of Emergency Management website at http://www.coemergency.com, the FEMA website at http://www.fema.gov/disaster-survivor-assistance , and the Disaster Assistance website at http://www.disasterassistance.gov
- My business is damaged. Who can I call for help?
The City’s Economic Development Department is offering help at 303-651-8403. They also are offering a Business recovery Grant Program to assist existing City businesses occupying locations within commercial, industrial and mixed use zoning districts with rebuilding and recovery after the recent flooding that affected Longmont. See the online form at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/econdev/grants/BusinessRecoveryGrant.htm
- Where can I get permit Information?
The City of Longmont Building Inspection Division has information available at the Disaster Recovery Center (DAC) at the Twin Peaks Mall about flood damage to homes and how to obtain a building permit to repair the damages, as well as permit applications. Please look for the table just inside the west entrance of the DAC to find the information. In order to better serve the needs of the residents and contractors, we will be completing all permitting activities at the Development Services Center, 385 Kimbark St, Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm, where we have a full staff to assist in the process. We will continue to monitor the activity and offer extended hours as the need arises.
5) It is important that all Longmont residents that live in the flood zone register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). It is important to complete the disaster assistance request prior to the close of the application period. Even if you were not directly affected by the September flood, it is necessary to fill out the forms in case issues arise later with your property.
- I am a renter. What are my options?
If you are concerned about the safety of a property you are renting, please contact the property management company or property owner.