Boulder Flood 2013

Boulder Channel 1 coverage of the 2013 Boulder flood . We have one video feed of live emergency scanner traffic. Another live channel is our Mobile channel where we go around Boulder with live broadcasts of various scenes of the flooding. Plus , video coverage, photos and news stories.

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2013 Boulder Flood Video playlist

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The city of Boulder is under emergency Alert, High flood warnings have been issued and parts of the surrounding areas have been evacuated, here are some videos of the flooding in the streets and paths.

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22 Boom – Boulder Flood 2013 TV Special – Episode 68

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On Thursday September 12th 2013 the rain started to pour all over Northeastern Colorado, the City of Boulder was one of the first to be attacked by the torrential rainfall and the result was devastating to homes, businesses and even the lives of people who lived in the area. With the rain continuing to fall we hit the streets to cover what parts we could reach and gathered stories from local producers to include in this hour long show about the 2013 Boulder Flood.

Videos in this Episode


  • 22 Boom Intro

    22 Boom Intro

  • Boulder Flood Part 1 - North Boulder Flooding

    Boulder Flood Part 1 – North Boulder Flooding

  • Boulder Flooding Deadly High Waters In Northern Colorado Force Evacuations, Cause Mudslides

    Boulder Flooding Deadly High Waters In Northern Colorado Force Evacuations, Cause Mudslides

  • Boulder Flood Part 2 - Boulder Municipal Airport

    Boulder Flood Part 2 – Boulder Municipal Airport

  • Jamestown, Colorado Aerial Evacuation

    Jamestown, Colorado Aerial Evacuation

  • Colorado Guard Sandbag Operations

    Colorado Guard Sandbag Operations

  • Boulder Flood Part 3 - Flooded Streets, Paths Businesses and Homes

    Boulder Flood Part 3 – Flooded Streets, Paths Businesses and Homes

  • Boulder County flooding update

    Boulder County flooding update

  • 2013 Flood, Damage and Clean Up Tour

    2013 Flood, Damage and Clean Up Tour

  • Boulder Flood Part 4 - Flooding in Janns Neighborhood

    Boulder Flood Part 4 – Flooding in Janns Neighborhood
City of Boulder

Boulder Flood Info Expansion

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boulder flood 01Inquire Boulder and dedicated phone line Expansion for Boulder Flood Info

To continue to provide the most up-to-date information, resources and a dedicated contact for flood-related information, Boulder Flood Info will now have a presence on Inquire Boulder as well as a dedicated phone line.

Boulder Flood Info is the city’s comprehensive resource for all flood-related information.  Currently, community members can visit www.BoulderFloodInfo.net for timely flood preparedness and recovery information or email BoulderFloodInfo@bouldercolorado.gov with questions or concerns.

With flood season upon us, expanding Boulder Flood Info was essential to provide our community with more options to get the most up-to-date information, said City Manager Jane Brautigam.  We understand that community members are at very different stages of recovery and want to ensure they can get the information they need in various different ways.

Flood Info on Inquire Boulder
Inquire Boulder – the city’s virtual information desk – has been expanded to include a ‘Flood Information’ topic.  This topic covers all flood-related information requests citywide.  Community members can visit the Flood Information topic and make a service request.  Inquire Boulder also has a specific topic dedicated to Flood Cleanup.  If you have a Smartphone, residents are encouraged to download Inquire Boulder app.  This app automatically geolocates service requests and provides the ability to take a picture with your device and include it with the submission.

Flood Info dedicated phone line
The Boulder Flood Info phone line, available at 303-441-1856, will be a central point of contact for residents and community members.  As a citywide entry point, this phone line is a resource to answer questions as appropriate as well as route calls for department or topic-specific questions.

These additional resources should be used for informational purposes and are not intended for emergency requests.  If residents feel their flood question or concern is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Other ways to get Boulder Flood Info:
Visit www.BoulderFloodInfo.net for comprehensive, up-to-date flood-related info including:
Downloadable Community Guide to Flood Safety;
See the Flood Recovery Status Map; and
Learn about what the city is doing and what you can do to recover and prepare for flooding in Boulder.
Sign up for the Boulder Flood Info email list
Submit questions via BoulderFloodInfo@bouldercolorado.gov.

 

 

Source: City of Boulder

 

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More help for flood victims (maybe)

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Volunteer interviewers will meet with flood survivors to help individuals connect with resources and gain a clear picture of what it will take to recover

 

The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group of Boulder County (LTFRG) has requested the services of a national disaster recovery group to determine who in the community will not be able to rebuild and recover without assistance. A team of World Renew volunteers will conduct one-on-one interviews with flood survivors from Feb. 10 through Feb. 22.  This process will help to prioritize individual needs and connect survivors with the LTFRG, which can provide long-term support during recovery with individual case management as well as financial and construction assistance for those most in need.

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The LTFRG is organizing five walk-in locations across the county during the organization’s time. Residents affected by the flood who require assistance for flood recovery are encouraged to visit a walk-in center to complete a short interview regarding flood losses and recovery needs.

 

All information given at the walk-in centers is confidential and will assist designated case managers to help residents connect with available resources. The information will also help to develop a detailed estimate of the total cost for recovery in the community, which will help the LTFRG as well as government agencies raise the necessary recovery funds and donations of building materials and supplies.

 

Interview questions are straightforward and should not require residents to supply any paperwork, although if flood survivors do have a FEMA number, they are asked to bring that with them to the center. Spanish language interpreters will be onsite at the Longmont location every day and will be available at other sites during designated hours. Sites are also wheelchair accessible (with the exception of the Altona Grange site) and appointments can be made for any ASL requirements.

 

South Boulder

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – 4215 Grinnell Ave., Boulder

Monday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Lyons

Walt Self Senior Center – 335 Railroad Ave., Building B, Lyons

Monday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Longmont

First Lutheran Church – 803 3rd Ave., Longmont

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

North Boulder

Boulder Friends Meeting – 1825 Upland, Boulder

Monday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Central Boulder County

Altona Grange – 9386 N. 39th St. (at Nelson Road)

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The City of Boulder is proud to be partnering with the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group on this and its other efforts to address unmet needs throughout our county. For more information about the group or the World Renew sessions, please contact the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group, at 303-895-3429 orfloodrecovery@unitedwayfoothills.org.

 

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County to help flood victims with income tax filing

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Residents invited to post-flood income tax workshop Feb. 12

 

Boulder County, Colo. – Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2013 Flood, or local tax and personal finance professionals are encouraged to attend the workshop on Feb.12. Attendees will hear from disaster tax expert John Trapani, CPA.

Income tax help will be available to flood victims

Income tax help will be available to flood victims

 

The workshop will help residents navigate their income tax options following a major disaster:

 

When: Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 3rd Floor

RSVP: www.UPhelp.org/RSVP

 

The workshop will cover several topics including:

·         Income tax benefits and reporting responsibilities that can help and hurt people who experienced a disaster loss

·         Major questions to be discussed:

o   Is there a loss or gain? What tax year should you claim a loss? Sell 7 buy or rebuild?

·         Documenting and claiming insured and uninsured losses

·         Tax consequences of insurance settlements SBA loans, FEMA grants, etc.

·         Special rules for federally declared disasters

·         Determining your cost basis for damaged property

 

Attendees will have the chance to ask questions during a Q&A session.

Boulder County, the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group and United Policyholders host this free workshop

 

 

For more information about the workshop, visit www.accountantfordisasterrecovery.com or call Kerri Oliver at kerrioliver@gmail.com.

 

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More help for flood victims

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National Disaster Recovery Group Coming to Boulder County to Assess Flood-Related Community Needs

Volunteer interviewers will meet with flood survivors to help individuals connect with resources and gain a clear picture of what it will take to recover

 

Boulder County, Colo. – The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group of Boulder County (LTFRG) has requested the services of a national disaster recovery group to determine who in the community will not be able to rebuild and recover without assistance. A team of World Renew volunteers will conduct one-on-one interviews with flood survivors from Feb. 10-22.  This process will help to prioritize individual needs and connect survivors with the LTFRG which can provide long-term support during recovery with individual case management as well as financial and construction assistance for those most in need.

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The LTFRG is organizing 5 walk-in locations across the county from February 10-22. Residents affected by the flood who require assistance for flood recovery are encouraged to visit a walk-in center to complete a short interview regarding flood losses and recovery needs.

 

All information given at the walk-in centers is confidential and will assist designated case managers to help residents connect with available resources. The information will also help to develop a detailed estimate of the total cost for recovery in the community which helps the LTFRG as well as government agencies raise the necessary recovery funds and donations of building materials and supplies

 

Interview questions are straightforward and should not require residents to supply any paperwork, although if flood survivors do have a FEMA number, they are asked to bring that with them to the center. Spanish language interpreters will be onsite at the Longmont location every day and will be available at other sites during designated hours. Sites are also wheelchair accessible (with the exception of the Altona Grange site) and appointments can be made for any ASL requirements.

 

South Boulder

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – 4215 Grinnell Ave, Boulder

Monday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Lyons

Walt Self Senior Center – 335 Railroad Ave, Building B, Lyons

Monday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Longmont

First Lutheran Church – 803 3rd Avenue, Longmont

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

North Boulder

Boulder Friends Meeting – 1825 Upland, Boulder

Monday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Central Boulder County

Altona Grange – 9386 N 39th Street (at Nelson Road)

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

For more information please contact the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group, at 303-895-3429 or floodrecovery@unitedwayfoothills.org.

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More assistance for flood victims

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Long-Term Flood Recovery Group of Boulder County is Now Accepting Requests for Assistance

Group is taking information about flood-affected residents with unmet needs

 

Boulder County, Colo. – The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG) has opened a phone line and website for anyone in Boulder or Broomfield counties seeking assistance related to unmet needs from September’s flood.  Residents needing help are encouraged to fill out the very short contact form on the website or call the hotline number to leave a brief message. Volunteer members of the group will be returning residents’ messages to do an initial intake interview which will place residents in group’s system. Case managers will be assigned over the next several weeks to residents in need and act as a guide to available resources in the county and work with residents to develop a recovery plan. The LTFRG is volunteer-based and is in a start-up phase, so patience is requested of the community while the process is developed and streamlined.

Jamestown was hit hard in the flood

Jamestown was hit hard in the flood

 

 

The LTFRG is charged with managing and distributing the Foothills Flood Relief Fund and also is working to secure additional donations. Donations can be made to the Fund which is housed at Foothills United Way, atwww.unitedwayfoothills.org.

 

The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG) has launched a website, at www.BoCoFloodRecovery.org, a phone number (303-895-3429) and email address (floodrecovery@unitedwayfoothills.org) for flood survivors to access and request assistance.

 

As the rebuilding and recovery phase proceeds, people in our community will need many resources, not all of which will be financial. The LTFRG will identify continuing needs for assistance and the process for allocating resources to ensure the long-term recovery of our whole community. Non-financial resources may include donations of critical products, volunteer construction crews, housing re-construction and repair assistance and supporting community visioning and planning processes. Ultimately, the goal is to support as many people who were affected by the September floods as possible.

 

The LTFRG is actively seeking volunteers for case managers and hotline responders. To sign up to volunteer, please visit http://volunteer.unitedwayfoothills.org/.

 

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Boulder County Flood Recovery Center to Relocate Jan. 6th

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The center will also house the Flood Rebuilding & Permit Information Center (formally at Land Use offices)

 

Boulder County, Colo. – The Flood Recovery Center is moving to its own space on Monday, Jan. 6.  This center is designed to provide services to property owners and residents of unincorporated Boulder County impacted by the unprecedented flooding events of September 2013.

 

The Flood Recovery Center will house the Flood Rebuilding & Permit Information Center, as well as teams from finance, housing and human services, Boulder County Commissioners’ office and transportation. This shared space will allow residents to access multiple county departments and resources in one location.

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What:  Flood Recovery Center and Flood Rebuilding & Permit Information Center

When:  Jan. 6, hours are 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Where:  Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce Street (Garden Level), Boulder

Contact: floodrecovery@bouldercounty.org, 303-441-1705

 

Flood-impacted residents of unincorporated Boulder County who have questions about the rebuilding process are encouraged to stop by the Flood Rebuilding & Permit Information Center to speak with a staff member.

 

Public parking is available at Boulder County Courthouse lot, and City of Boulder parking garage vouchers are available upon check-in at the Center.

 

Questions that residents may have include:

  • My private residential bridge/culvert/driveway was destroyed by the flood, how do I begin repairs?
  • I’m unsure about the status of my septic system, how do I know if the system is still working properly?
  • What are the floodplain/floodway regulations and how do they affect my property?
  • Do I need to have a structural engineer to inspect the safety of my home?
  • Where can I go to get case management services to help me with ongoing recovery?
  • How can I get connected with other people in my neighborhood, to get information on a more regular basis?

 

Visit www.BoulderCountyFlood.org for rebuilding resources and more information on flood recovery.

 

 

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Debris removal for the plains Begins Dec. 9

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Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County has contracted with a debris removal company to begin roadside pickup of flood debris in the plains of unincorporated Boulder County. We are asking residents to follow the guidelines listed below in order to help this project progress as efficiently as possible.

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What: Removal of flood-related household debris, woody debris (vegetation), and mud, silt etc. from homes

When: Beginning the week of Dec. 9

Where: Removal trucks will collect debris from all county-maintained roadways (no municipal or CDOT roads) in the plains (east of U.S. 36 and Hwy 93)

Guidelines:

  • Debris piles should be 3ft from the side of the roadway to allow for any snow removal operations
  • Do not block the roadway, waterways or any culverts with debris
  • In order to follow state laws, and to allow for composting operations, please separate debris into 4 piles:
    • General household debris
    • Electronics, appliances and household hazardous waste
    • Woody debris (vegetation)
    • Mud, silt, sand and rock
  • Please have all eligible debris to the roadside by Dec. 9

The debris haulers have a potential reach of about 8ft from the edge of the road lane; for that reason, debris piles should be as close to the 3ft boundary along the road as possible so it can be reached and collected.

If time and weather permit debris collection trucks may make multiple trips up and down roads.  However, we encourage residents to move debris to the road as soon as possible. There is no harm in leaving a debris pile near the roadway for a week or more before the truck makes it to your area.

Please remember to be cautious when driving while these large debris haulers are on the road. There will be signage and flaggers warning of the presence of the trucks, but slower speeds and heightened awareness will help lessen any problems on the tight mountain curves.

For any questions about debris pickup in the plains, please contact Resource Conservation at 720-564-2222 ordebrisresponseteam@bouldercounty.org.

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Flagstaff road opens Sat., sort of.

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Sunshine Canyon and Flagstaff Opening; Bike Resident Access Cards Available for Pick-Up

Boulder County, Colo. – Due to the recent progress by CDOT and County Transportation Department crews and contractors, as well as the successful temporary opening of Sunshine Canyon last Sunday, Boulder County will open up both Sunshine Canyon and Flagstaff Road to all users at all times starting on Saturday, Nov. 16.  As committed, the county has monitored and conditions on these roads and, due to the recent progress, will be opening the roads to all users.

With the re-opening of SH72 in Coal Creek Canyon by CDOT and the anticipated completion of most of the emergency shoulder repairs on Flagstaff by County Road Maintenance by the weekend, there will be less commuter traffic on Flagstaff, and the road will be safer for all users.  For Flagstaff to remain open for all users, it is important that everyone complies with the one lane signal where the road has been washed out.

Flagstaff Road will open, sort of

Flagstaff Road will open, sort of

Sunshine Canyon is now open to all users with completion of the two-lane temporary winter access road along 4 Mile Creek between Boulder Canyon and Salina. The opening of the 4 Mile winter access road should reduce construction vehicle traffic on Sunshine Canyon and Poorman Roads.

What: Cycling allowed in Sunshine Canyon and on Flagstaff Road.

When: Indefinitely, starting Saturday Nov. 16

Who: All motorists and cyclists allowed

Where: All of Sunshine Canyon and Flagstaff Road

These roads will be open to cyclists and motorists for the foreseeable future, save for situations in which dangerous conditions or further significant road reconstruction requires temporary restrictions. Those closures will be posted when the schedules of repairs are finalized.

Bicyclists living on restricted access roads may obtain a bike resident access card that allows legal access the road. The resident access cards are available for cyclists who use their bikes as their primary mode of transportation and use restricted access roads for access. Visit the Boulder County Sheriff’s office to obtain a permit.

Boulder County Transportation Director George Gerstle said “We would like to thank everyone, motorists and bicyclists alike, for their patience while we repair the county roads as quickly as possible. We will be asking for even more patience and understanding when we ask everyone to avoid certain roads for limited times as we continue our work to fix the county roads. We want to remind all residents that while we are making progress on repairing the roads, we still have more to do (please refer to www.BoulderCountyFlood.org for updates), and may have to periodically restrict travel on some roads during periods of construction and repair.

“During this challenging recovery phase, please be considerate of affected residents and stay out of heavily damaged areas.  Everyone is working hard to recover and rebuild, and we ask that people respect their work and stay away from damaged areas of the county unless there is a good reason to be there.”

For more information about this opening, or for information about alternative cycling routes during road reconstruction, please contact Hannah Polow at 720-564-2864 or hpolow@bouldercounty.org.

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