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Jefferson County wants to help our residents recover from the 2013 flood and minimize and prevent damage from future floods. We have staff resources available to discuss rebuilding, prevention, permit requirements and floodplain issues. See our categories of information below or contact Kate Newman, Deputy County Administrator and Recovery Coordinator, with any questions at 303-271-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see some of our most frequently asked questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions on Rebuilding After the Flood page >>
To see photos of the flood damage, see our Flood Photo Gallery >>
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Only flood-related debris will be accepted; the final pick-up will be Monday, Feb. 17The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Phillips and Jordan, Inc. have set the final dates and drop off locations for debris removal along State Highway 72 in the flood-impacted areas. The date for drop off is weather dependent, and crews will verify that all debris is flood-related. Due to winter weather conditions (snow, high winds, ice, etc.), flood-related debris should only be brought to the drop-off location a day or two prior to the date of pickup. Non-flood related dumping of any kind is not permitted on the flood-impacted highways in the right-of-way, and those who do so will be subject to punishment by law enforcement. Residents may bring only flood-related debris to the following location on the following date:
State Highway (SH) 72:
Vegetative debris is defined as branches, plants, trees, and grass that came loose during the flood. Construction and demolition debris is defined as wood framing from houses, furniture, carpet, clothes, concrete, etc. Regular household garbage will not be accepted and should be disposed of by residents. Once collected, debris is taken directly to local landfills for final disposal or to CDOT properties to be reduced and eventually used for construction or slope stabilization.
For questions about the debris removal process, please visit the CDOT flood information website at http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/floodrelatedprojects. Members of the public can also email@example.com, or speak to someone directly at 720-263-1589. For toll-free call 1-800-999-4997.
If you have questions about applying for Federal Disaster Assistance, contact FEMA at:
Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a new website that will provide information about recovery efforts related to flooding in Colorado last month. The website, ColoradoUnited.com , includes recovery news, current information about impacted areas and how to get help. There is also a place where the public can contact the Recovery Office through an online form about any issues they have.
Canyon Cares The Coal Creek Canyon community is concerned about its residents and want to offer a helping hand. Canyon Cares has come together to coordinate volunteers who can lend a hand with clean-up or small repairs. Take a look at the Canyon Cares website for more information and to contact the group.
Pastor’s PantryThe Pastor's Pantry is located in Whispering Pines Church and has radically expanded in both hours of operation and supplies for everyone in the canyon in the current crisis. See the Canyon Cares Flood Assistance page for all the details.
United Way's 2-1-1 2-1-1 Colorado connects families and individuals to social and community resources best suited to meet their needs. Dial 2-1-1 on your phone or go to the 2-1-1 Colorado website.
Mountain Resource Center Mountain Resource Center provides community based health and human services to people living in Conifer, Evergreen, Bailey and surrounding Colorado communities in order to foster more self-reliant and healthier lives. Connect with the on the MRCCO website or by phone 303-838-7552Conifer: 11030 Kitty DriveBailey: Inside Platte Canyon Community Church 4954 County Road 64Evergreen:The Place in Evergreen, 27886 Meadow Drive
Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) EChO offers goods and services to local families in need. EChO’s proceeds benefit our mountain community. In addition to items like food and clothing we offer short-term assistance and prayer support.Connect with them on the EChO website or by phone 303-670-179627640 Hwy 74, Bancroft Hall, Evergreen, CO 80439
Veterans Green Jobs for Weatherization Services Veterans Green Jobs is a non-profit organization that provides low-income residential weatherization services to Jefferson County as the approved local agency for the Weatherization Assistance Program under the Colorado Energy Office (CEO). Qualified residents for these services, whether flood damaged or not, may apply by calling us at 970-236-1321 or thru the online application at our Veterans Green Jobs website .
Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) The Housing Rehabilitation program provides assistance for low to moderate-income homeowners in Jefferson County for essential repairs and necessary improvements to their home.JCHA website ; 303-403-5423.
Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. (BRI) BRI provides housing and a variety of housing-related services for the region’s low-income, elderly and disabled residents. www.brothersredevelopment.org ; 303-202-6340.
Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is the foothills affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving the mountain areas of western Jefferson County, Clear Creek County and parts of Park County near Bailey. bluesprucehabitat.org ; 303-674-1127.
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA)Colorado Housing and Finance Authority is providing disaster housing resources in Colorado on their CHFA website.
The Jefferson County Assessor's Office has a form to use if you need to report damage to your property as a result of the flooding. The Assessor's Office will evaluate the damage to your property and make appropriate adjustments to the value as provided under Colorado law for property tax purposes. Please see the Assessor's Office landing page for a letter on flood evaluation status, the property damage form and more information.
CSU Extension has put together a variety of resources and information that may be of help during this time of recovery from the devastating floods in Colorado. This is information on replacing lost or damaged documents, pest problems after a flood, agricultural and livestock flood resources and much more. Take a look at the Jefferson County CSU Extension website for details. Post-Flood Equine Health Facts from the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The Division of Insurance regulates insurance companies and agencies. We are a resource for consumers with insurance questions and we work to educate consumers. If you contact the Division's staff they can assist by walking you through your policy or answering questions you might have about your company.
Jefferson County encourages land owners to contact the Jefferson Soil Conservation District at 720-544-2870 prior to beginning land rehabilitation projects.
Colorado lawyers are among those ready to lend a hand to the survivors of recent storms and flooding in Colorado. They are gearing up to offer no-cost, disaster-related legal advice to those impacted through the Colorado Bar Association Disaster Relief program, the Colorado Joint Disaster Legal Services Task Force in a partnership with the FEMA and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. See the Coloarado Flood Legal Relief website for all the details.
Mildew and molds are fungi, simple microscopic organisms that thrive anywhere there is a moist environment. Molds are a necessary part of the environment, but is their ability to destroy organic materials that makes mold a problem for people - in our homes and in our bodies. You can also get in touch with Public Health's Environmental Health Services division at 303-271-5730.
The Jefferson County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response staff is here to serve the public health needs of the community before, during and after an event. Find topics on the Emergency Preparedness page on general health and safety after a flood, food safety after a flood, floods and water quality facts and more. You can also find many flood resources pertaining to public health on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Flood Resources web page.
COHELP hotline is available to answer health-related flood questions. Phone numbers: 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687.
Jefferson Center for Mental Health is here to support community members who may be struggling. In the days and weeks to come as the reality of recovery and rebuilding sets in, the devastation may have an emotional impact on your co-worker, your neighbor, or your family member. The Jefferson Center for Mental Health, along with other community mental health centers in our statewide system of care, are trying to assess the needs those who live in or near the affected areas and to offer support to the community.
Colorado Spirit is a new community outreach team assisting Jefferson and Clear Creek County residents in flood recovery. They offer both emotional support and resource information/referral. The outreach team is available 7 days a week, and can meet you anywhere in the community. If you or someone you know could use help, please contact us at:
If you feel your home has sustained significant damage and you need to rebuild or repair, please contact us with questions at 303-271-8260 or you can see our Building Safety website. Take a look at our Building Safety Permits page for information on the types of permits and the application process.
Here are several guides on how to clean up after a flood.
If you live along State Highway 72, please review this private access reconstruction guide for residents prior to reconstruction of your driveway.
If you live along a County maintained road (Twin Spruce, Upper Bear Creek Road, etc), please review the Requirements for Rebuilding After a Flood document and contact Planning and Zoning staff prior to reconstruction of your driveway.
Don’t PREPAY for repair work. Make informed choices. See the District Attorney's Consumer Fraud page for more information, check out the Better Business Bureau website or call the DA Fraud Hotline at 303-271-6980.
As the recovery phase continues throughout the County, you may need a permit for the work that needs to be done on your property. Permits may be required for any work in the drainageway, grading activities, and structural improvements to buildings.
Please review our Requirements for Rebuilding After a Flood document for information on the types of permits and the application process. You can contact Planning and Zoning Staff to assist you in determining which, if any, permits are required and we have setup expedited processes for those impacted by the flooding. Please contact us at 303-271-8707 or see our Planning and Zoning web page.
If you feel your septic system needs to be inspected, the Jefferson County Public Health Department is the one to call. Contact them at 303-271-5700. You can get more information on these systems on their Individual Sewage Disposal Systems web page.
Among the roads that were damaged in the floods, some belong to Jefferson County, some to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and some to the City of Arvada. Select from the links below to find specifics on the road or highway about which you are trying to find information.
See our Road and Bridge web page for the latest on road closures within Jefferson County.
To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info/travel/floodinfoupdates. Updates are also available at cotrip.org, by calling the CDOT Flood Information line at 720-263-1589 or calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available on the CDOT twitter page or CDOT facebook page.
The City of Arvada is responsible for the maintenance of all public streets in the city, with the exception of state highways. To report dangerous street damage, please call the Streets Division at 720-898-7720, Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM. See the City of Arvada Streets Division web page for more information.
With recent heavy rain and flooding, several parks and trails have been closed. For the latest conditions, see Park Conditions on the Jeffco Open Space web page, and visit us our Jeffco Open Space Facebook page and Jeffco Open Space Twitter page for photos and more. You can also register from this page to assist with trail restoration.
Colorado Secretary of State Gessler cautions Coloradoans to beware of scam artists exploiting Colorado flood victims. See the full bulletin on the Colorado Secretary of State's website.
Help Colorado Now HelpColoradoNow.org is a partnership between the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) and Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (COVOAD). This initiative brings together government agencies and non-profit organizations so they may better assist communities affected by disasters.
Canyon Cares The Coal Creek Canyon community is concerned about its residents and want to offer a helping hand. The community has begun to come together to coordinate volunteers who can lend a hand - drive for groceries/medicine/water, help with clean-up or small repairs, or help get the word out for further outreach. Canyon Cares is helping to coordinate this effort. Take a look at the Canyon Cares website for more information and to contact the group.
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