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Larimer County Issues Flood Recovery and Preparedness Information Bulletin

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Apr 8, 2014

Contact Information:

CONTACT: Lori Hodges, Director of Emergency Mgmt. & Recovery, 970-498-7147,
lrhodges@larimer.org
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150, dlarue@larimer.org

 

Larimer County has issued a Flood Recovery and Preparedness Informational Bulletin in collaboration with Larimer County departments and local, state and federal agencies with information for residents.   To get a copy of the bulletin visit the Larimer County web site at http://larimer.org/flooding2013 and click on the ‘Recovery and Preparedness Information Bulletin.’
 
Larimer’s Director of Emergency Management and Recovery, Lori Hodges, oversaw the publication because she saw the need, “The Spring Bulletin was developed to address many of the key questions and concerns about projects and programs throughout Larimer County. Additionally, due to the heavy snow pack and additional flood concerns from spring run off, we have included preparedness information and resources to assist community members in preparing for this spring."
 
 
The 14-page bulletin highlights the program available to citizens affected by not only the 2013 Flood but the High Park Fire as well. Residents will find information on preparing  for and the status of spring runoff, recovery accomplishments to date, debris clean-up, the dangerous buildings program, partner agency contact information, health concerns, a host of long-term recovery help, and more.
 
Hodges says the bulletin is timelier than ever because it includes debris management information, "The right-of-way debris program in Larimer County will end on May 10th. It is vital that flood-related debris is removed prior to spring run-off. Therefore, we strongly urge all community members to take advantage of this program while it is still in effect.” This program allows people to take debris to the right-of-way of approved county roads. This does not include state highways or private roads. The program also does not include land clearing activities as flood-related debris is the only material eligible for pick up. To schedule a pick up, please contact the Debris Hotline at 970-498-7140. For specific questions or concerns about this program, please contact Lori Hodges at 970-498-7147."

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