News and Top Issues
Updates and news and the top issues relating to the Colorado Flood Recovery efforts
Donation Center Information:
The Flood Recovery Center in Loveland needs specific items donated for families and recovery workers. The community is encouraged to donate these specific items to meet the needs of those continuing to recover from the September floods.
The items requested are:
- Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, Paper Plates, Napkins, Plastic Place Settings
- Personal Care Products: Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Razors etc
- Pet Food: Dogs and Cats
- Laundry Soap
- Fabric Softener
- Cleaning Products: Bathroom, Kitchen, Window, Floor
- Non Perishable Food: Vegetables, Fruit, Canned Meat Products
- Linens: New Blankets, Sheets, Pillows, Bath Towels, etc.
- New toys
- Financial Donations (http://helpcoloradonow.org)
Items can be delivered to the Flood Donation Center located at 5612 McWhinney Blvd, Loveland, Colorado (Outlet Mall near J Crew).
The hours of operations for the center are:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and closed on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday from 12- 5 p.m.
Update (as of 1/9/2013)
117 days since the September 11 Flood disaster…
629 CDOT, OEM and FEMA continue to work closely to address the ongoing needs of all Coloradans impacted by the disaster
A total of $329M is currently being used today to recover from our September Flood. Total allocated to date is $1.08B
- $53M for our State Hwys; total dollars to be allocated is $450M
- $28.8M in Public Assistance (PA)
- 20 of 24 counties approved for some level of PA and 209 projects approved with 303 projects submitted to date
- Cost Share Committee in place to review projects requiring additional financial assistance
- $58.8M in Individual Assistance
- There are 11 of 24 counties approved for Individual Assistance
- 28,360 people have applied with 16,499 approved
- $94.8M has been loaned to date by the Small Business Administration
- 2,048 home owners and 320 businesses
- National Flood Insurance payments of $58.4M (over 1,950 claims)
- Initial tranche of $62.8M CDBG-DR funds awarded on December 5 by HUD Secretary Donovan
- Our damage assessment as of 12/31 is $3B with an unmet need of $2B
- We are currently working on the process to distribute our CDBG – DR funds once they become available early in 2014. We are looking at three key areas: Housing, Infrastructure and Businesses. The process we put in place will allow the money to get to the areas most in need the quickest. 80% of the overall funds must be used in Larimer, Weld and Boulder counties
Some new highlights this week:
- Held a recognition event on Monday for over 200 colleagues involved in our recovery efforts to date
- To date, 55 manufactured housing units (MHUs) are either in place or being placed in Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties for families unable to secure other housing resources. FEMA has ordered a total of 66 manufactured housing units
- The Waldorf Kindergarten in Boulder is reopening at its original location Monday, 1/6. The 80-student school was directly in the path of flood waters, which flowed through the school for four days and left hills of sand and mud in classrooms and a sewage-contaminated waterline that reached the doorknobs. Original expectations were that it would take four to five months to rebuild.
- Jamestown and Lyons have scheduled regular community recovery meetings in January and February as they work through their development and prioritization efforts. In addition, DOLA with support of FEMA’s Community Planning & Capacity Building Recovery Support Function (RSF) team is assisting eight additional communities in initiating their meetings in January and February.
ColoradoUnited.com continued to assist many impacted Coloradans with over 19K visitors -- most viewed pages are Get Help and Travel (Maps)