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This press release is provided for those who may not receive this resource information via their local media.
City of Boulder and Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center Now Open
There are now two centers – one in Longmont and one in Boulder - that county residents can use to get information & request assistance.
The City of Boulder and Boulder County are opening a joint Disaster Assistance Center at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5495 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder. This center, along with the Disaster Assistance Center in Longmont, is available to all Boulder County residents impacted by the flood.
The Boulder Disaster Assistance Center is located just northwest of Flatirons Golf Course, on the northwest corner of Arapahoe and 55thStreet, next to Premier Credit Union. It is open to serve residents throughout Boulder County.
The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week until the need subsides. Residents are encouraged to come to the center for the help they need or to get answers to their questions. The public is asked to bring paperwork that can assist in verifying identification and residence, and that provides information that can be useful in helping determine what assistance they may qualify for. These documents include driver’s licenses, utility bills, social security cards, insurance policy paperwork and other identifying information.
At the assistance center, residents can get information about help with shelter and other housing needs, food, clothing, cleanup and recovery assistance, and much more. A wide range of government and non-profit organizations will be on hand to help residents with emergency assistance and long-term needs.
Organizations that will be on site include: FEMA, Red Cross, Salvation Army, State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs, Boulder County Housing and Human Services and Public Health, city and county Planning and Public Works, Mental Health Partners, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Southern Baptist, Community Food Share, and others.
The Longmont Disaster Assistance Center, at 1250 South Hover, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The entrance is located on the west side of the Twin Peaks Mall in the former location of Steve & Barry’s just south of Sears.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that all residents who are seeking assistance through FEMA register at www.disasterassistance.gov. Residents can do this at the Disaster Assistance Center in Boulder or prior to going to the center. Anyone denied FEMA coverage initially is encouraged to read the entire denial letter, as it may contain information about supplying insurance information or other documentation in order to receive assistance.
The generosity of the community around Boulder has been enormous, with offers of financial contributions and volunteers. Volunteers should register online at www.helpcoloradonow.org. Cash donations are being accepted at www.unitedwayfoothills.org.
For City of Boulder flood recovery information, go to www.boulderfloodinfo.net. Boulder County flood assistance and recovery information is available at www.bouldercountyflood.org. The websites provide information about assistance and resources available for those affected by the flood, as well as guidelines and precautions for beginning cleanup efforts on your property.