Residents impacted by the September floods have approximately 10 days to register for assistance with FEMA

by admin on November 22, 2013

Boulder County, Colo. – The deadline to register with FEMA for disaster assistance is Dec. 2. Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 to register with FEMA no matter how large or small the scope of damage.

In the two months since heavy rains brought flooding, Colorado survivors have received more than $117.4 million in state and federal assistance and low-interest loans and an additional $35.1 million in FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) payouts.

In Boulder County alone, the approved loan totals are currently $40 million. FEMA has also approved approximately $30 million in grant money in Boulder County for housing and other assistance needs.

FEMA housing inspectors in the field have looked at more than 24,000 properties in the 11 designated counties for Individual Assistance.

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

Individuals and families who are still being assessed regarding their housing needs may continue to be eligible for TSA through Nov. 30 (checkout Dec. 1). The previous checkout date was Nov. 17. An automated phone message will be sent to applicants to notify them if they are eligible for this period of assistance ending Nov. 30.

For questions about FEMA or Small Business Association assistance programs, residents can visit one of three Disaster Recovery Centers in Boulder County. The DRCs are open 6 days a week, closed Sundays, and can help connect flood victims with resources. Hours for all DRCs are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat.

Boulder

  • Where: 5495 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder (near intersection of 55th and Arapahoe)

Longmont

  • Where: Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover St., Longmont

Lyons

  • What: Disaster Recovery Center for the Town of Lyons only
  • Where: Foothills Baptist Church, 12650 N Foothills Hwy, Lyons
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