For Immediate Release November 14, 2013
Rigo Leal, Public Information Officer, 303-651-8840
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Deadline to Register with FEMA for Disaster Assistance is Nov. 30
November 14, 2013 - The deadline to register with FEMA for disaster assistance is Nov. 30. 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.
What: Disaster Recovery Center for the Town of Lyons only
Where: Lyons Elementary School, 338 High St., Lyons
For more flood information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/flood-info/index.htm.