Boulder set to open joint disaster assistance center today
BOULDER, Colo. — The City of Boulder and Boulder County will open a joint Disaster Assistance Center at 5495 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder today, the city reported.
The center, set to open at 1 p.m., is available all to Boulder County residents impacted by the flood. The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week until the need subsides.
Residents were encouraged to come to the center for relief help or to get answers to 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.
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.
Meanwhile, 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 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.