Office of Congressman Jared Polis
With the water receding from many of the areas affected by the flood, now is the best time to start considering recovery options if your home or business suffered any damage. All individuals who were impacted by the flood should apply for FEMA assistance:
Please call 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov by November 14th, 2013.
Also, please download our Flood Recovery Guide that we put together, which offers important contact information for agencies that can assist you in rebuilding your homes, receiving disaster assistance from FEMA and the Small Business Administration, and how to deal with issues such as mold. If you have additional questions, please contact my Boulder County office at (303) 484-9596, or my Larimer County office at (970) 226-1239.
Download the Flood Recovery Guide here
Many of you have asked questions about when damaged highways and roads would be reopened and repaired. Here is the best information that we currently have:
> US 34 between CR 27 and Estes Park: The contractor began the damage assessment this week. More information to come soon, but the goal is to reopen US 34 in a temporary state by December 1, 2013.
> US 34 between CR 27 and the Dam Store: This two-mile stretch of US 34 is scheduled to reopen by the end of September or early October 2013.
> US 34 between Greeley and Kersey: This section of US 34 will reopen to traffic in late September or early October 2013 as a temporary road. Paving will occur after the highway opens to traffic.
> US 34 between 37th Street to CR 49 in Greeley: This section of US 34 Business will reopen to traffic in early to mid-October 2013.
> US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park: The National Guard is working with CDOT to make temporary repairs. The highway is scheduled to reopening by December 1, 2013.
> US 36 south of SH 66: The location on US 36 has been closed due to a damaged bridge. The repairs are nearly complete and is scheduled to open to one-lane alternating traffic bytomorrow. This will allow motorists to travel from Boulder to SH 66.
> State Highway (SH) 7 between Lyons and Estes Park: The contractor began the damage assessment this week. More information to come soon, but the goal is to reopen SH 7 in a temporary state by December 1, 2013.
> SH 39 between Goodrich and I-76 and SH 144 between US 34 and Weldona: The contractor is just now able to mobilize now that the water has receded. More information to come soon.
> SH 71 near Snyder: The contractor is just now able to mobilize now that the water has receded. More information to come soon.
> SH 72 between SH 93 and SH 119: Repairs are underway and should be completed by the end of November 2013.
> SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland: SH 119 is scheduled to reopen in mid to late October 2013.
> SH 144 between US 34 and Weldona: The contractor is just now able to mobilize now that the water has receded. More information to come soon.
Together, we will recover from the floods and rebuild our lives and our communities.
~ Jared Polis
Representative, Washington Office
1433 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-2161 Boulder Office, 4770 Baseline Road, Suite 220, Boulder, CO 80303
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Fort Collins, CO 80525
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