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Colorado Flooding E-News Update: October 23

Posted on 10-23-2013
Issue 4

Colorado Flooding, Severe Storms, Mudslides, and
Landslides

October 22, 2013


E-News Update

This E-News
Update is created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Private
Sector Function operating out of Colorado. The E-News Update includes
information on federal and state resources available to help Colorado
homeowners, renters, business owners and their employees recover from the flooding,
severe storms, mudslides and landslides that were federally declared a major
disaster on September 14, 2013. We welcome your comments, questions, and topics
of interest.

To be added to the distribution list, put “SUBSCRIBE” in the
subject line to Brandi.Briones@fema.dhs.gov
or Chad.McCormick@fema.dhs.gov. To
unsubscribe, write “REMOVE” in the subject line. 

Federal Assistance as of October
21, 2013

• Registrations for Individual Assistance (IA)................................. 25,763

• Approved IA ………................................................................$45.5 million

• U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans
approved……$9 millon

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in a
designated county can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 (use option 2
for Spanish, 3 for other languages) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video
Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a
week until further notice.

For a guide on FEMA
Individual Assistance and other types of aid, visit Disaster Assistance .

The following 11 counties are now designated
for IA:
Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan and Weld.

For more information on
counties designated for
Public Assistance (PA).

Registration Deadline is
November 14, 2013

The Nov. 14 registration deadline affects survivors of severe storms, flooding,
landslides and mudslides in the eleven counties designated for IA.  Federal/state disaster assistance
for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential
home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs
not covered by insurance.

Transitional Sheltering
Assistance Extended Again

FEMA
has approved a second extension to the Transitional
Sheltering Assistance
(TSA) program, which pays for eligible flood evacuees
to stay in participating hotels and motels.

Eligible
individuals and families will continue to have a safe place to stay
through Nov. 2 (checkout Nov. 3)
.

Disaster Recovery Centers
(DRCs) Continue to Help Survivors

DRC services include help with applying for disaster
assistance before the Nov. 14 deadline and providing information about other
disaster recovery programs available from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA), state and local agencies, and voluntary organizations.

To find DRCs closest to you,
please visit the DRC Locator.

Small Business Administration
(SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opens in Aurora

To
meet the needs of the community, SBA
in conjunction with FEMA and the State of Colorado disaster recovery officials
announced that the DRC in Aurora will remain open as a SBA Disaster Loan
Outreach Center (DLOC).  The SBA DLOC is
located at the Aurora
Central Library
, 14949 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora CO  80012. 
It will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., until further notice.

At
the Aurora SBA DLOC, SBA customer service representatives will be available to
meet individually with residents and business owners to answer questions,
explain SBA’s
disaster loan program
, issue applications, help complete applications and
close approved disaster loans. Note that Nov.
14 is the registration deadline
for all individual disaster assistance.

FEMA Mitigation Outreach – Help
Limit Damage from Future Severe Weather

Take
action before the next disaster. FEMA mitigation specialists will be stationed
in several locations to provide free rebuilding information Thursday, Oct. 24
through Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Lowe’s Home Improvement

4227 Corbett Dr.

Fort Collins, CO
80525

Poudre Valley Coop

Ace Hardware

225 NW Frontage
Rd.

Fort Collins, CO
80524

Ace Hardware of Greeley

3540 W. 10th
St.

Greeley, CO 80634

Orchards Ace Hardware

269 E. 29th
St.

Loveland, CO 80538

Hours of operation: Click here to confirm hours.

File a Claim with the National
Flood Insurance Program
(NFIP)

If you had flood damage, don’t be
afraid to
file a claim under NFIP. Unlike other property policies that often use prior claims to determine
premiums, NFIP premiums do not rise due to the filing of a claim.

Flood insurance premiums under NFIP are not
determined the same as homeowners policy premiums.  NFIP premiums
typically reflect flood risk—the higher a dwelling is built above what’s called
the Base Flood Elevation (BFE), the lower the premium will be —because the
potential for flood damage is diminished by elevation.

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Colorado Division of Homeland
Security and Emergency Management support the needs of local government and
partners with them before, during and after a disaster. The division enhances
preparedness statewide by devoting available resources toward prevention,
protection, mitigation, response and recovery, which will ensure greater
resiliency of Colorado communities.

FEMA’s mission is to support
our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together
to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against,
respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. 

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to
race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency
or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against,
call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA
(3362).
For TTY call 800-462-7585.

Follow
FEMA online at
twitter.com/femaregion8, www.facebook.com/fema,
and
www.youtube.com/fema
Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at
twitter.com/craigatfema. The social media links provided are for reference
only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or
applications.

The U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for
the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property.  SBA helps
homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private, nonprofit
organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts, and cover the cost of
replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.  These disaster
loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries
and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For
information about SBA programs, applicants can go to
www.sba.gov/disaster or
call (800) 659-2955 (TTY
1-800-977-8339).

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