Flood 2013 Information Website and Update
Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Sep 18, 2013
Suzanne Bassinger, Recovery Manager (970) 498-7148
Larimer County continues to update the Long-Term Flood Recovery webpage at www.larimer.org/flooding2013 with new information. Those impacted by the flood are strongly encouraged to subscribe to the website to receive daily updates on the ongoing recovery efforts.
Volunteers and donations are needed by multiple agencies. The “Volunteers/Donations” tab at www.larimer.org/flooding2013
provides numerous resources for those willing to donate their time or resources. Additionally, United Way 2-1-1 needs volunteers with “customer service” skills to answer calls from individuals impacted by the floods onsite at the 2-1-1 office in Fort Collins, or to serve as a 2-1-1 representative at the Disaster Recovery Center in Loveland. If you are interested in helping in either of these ways, you may sign up for shifts at http://www.uwaylc.org/vunit/larimerfloods2013.
The Northern Colorado Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) opened fully today at 815 14th St SW in Loveland, located in Building B of the old Agilent/HP campus. FEMA representatives are available at the DAC to aid those who have suffered losses with registration for federal grants and loans. Many other resources are also available at the DAC, including; Department of Public Health, CSU Extension Office, Larimer Humane Society, Touchstone Disaster Support, Colorado Division of Insurance, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Way 2-1-1, and representatives from the Larimer County Planning, Engineering, Building, Workforce Center, Veterans Affairs, and Office on Aging Departments.
Additionally, the Larimer County Department of Health will be providing free tetanus shots at the Northern Colorado DAC on Thursday, September 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Supplies are limited and only available to those exposed to flood waters or involved in flood cleanup.
Larimer County is working with officials in the Town of Estes Park to set up a Disaster Assistance Center in Estes Park. The Long-Term Flood Recovery webpage will update with information about location, hours, and a projected opening date for the Estes Park Disaster Assistance Center as soon as information becomes available. Travel to and from Estes Park continues to be difficult and limited; however, CO Highway 7 has been opened without restrictions and commercial travel is no longer permitted over Trail Ridge Road.
The Larimer Humane Society is assisting individuals that need assistance with animal rescue in the evacuated areas. Call (970) 226- 3647, option #7.