FIRESTONE - The Town of Firestone has been included in FEMA DR-4145 Individual and Public Assistance, which means homeowners and renters in Firestone impacted by the storm can register with FEMA for assistance. Individual assistance is available to individuals for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners in their recovery.
FEMA is now onsite in Firestone to allow residents to apply for individual assistance in person. They are open at the Recovery Assistance Center located at the SW Weld Complex at 4209 CR 24.5 (East I-25 Frontage Road) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m, or later if needed. The Recovery Assistance Center includes a number of local and county support services and information for impacted residents. Residents can register by stopping by the SW Weld Complex, calling 800-621-FEMA or visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.
The town, in an effort to begin the assessment and repair for public infrastructure, also verified that it qualified for the Public Assistance portion of the program. As part of this program, FEMA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly-owned facilities and the facilities of certain private nonprofit organizations. The PA program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.
Firestone homeowners and renters affected by the flooding can register with FEMA in person at the Recovery Assistance Center, call 800-621-FEMA or visit www.disasterassistance.gov and click on Colorado Severe Storms.
Updates on any Town of Firestone matters regarding the flood will be posted on the town's website at www.ci.firestone.co.us, Facebook, Twitter, as well as delivered through the town's Blackboard Connect message system. Residents can sign up for a variety of notifications by visiting www.ci.firestone.co.us/notifications.
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