WINDSOR, Colo. - Windsor Town Hall will resume operations on Tuesday,
May 27, 2008. Hours of operation are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
The Community Recreation Center remains the focal point for all
Community Services and Resources. Center hours will be 6 am to 10 pm and
various services may operate on different hours. For further information
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced
that federal disaster aid has been made available for Colorado to
supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe
storms and tornadoes on May 22, 2008.
FEMA Administrator David Paulison said the President's action makes
federal funding available to affected individuals in Larimer and Weld
Paulison said that FEMA assistance can include grants for temporary
housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property
losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners
recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard
mitigation measures statewide.
All counties in the state of Colorado are eligible to apply for
assistance under Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Paulison named Kenneth R. Tingman as the federal coordinating officer
for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Tingman said
additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the
state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FEMA said that residents and business owners who sustained losses in the
designated county can begin applying for assistance tomorrow by
registering online at www.fema.gov <http://www.fema.gov/> or by calling
1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech
impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for,
preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering
from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts
WASTE REMOVAL INFORMATION
Due to emergency conditions just after the tornado the town immediately
arranged for debris removal companies to start clearing the way for
emergency personnel to treat any injured citizens and inspectors to
ensure structure stability. These efforts have largely been completed.
On Tuesday, May 27th at 9:00 am all Waste Management and Waste Chasers
dumpsters supplied by the Town of Windsor will be removed from the
severely affected areas of town.
After the dumpsters are removed property owners will need to stack
debris on their private property and ensure it is no longer on the city
streets. Anyone wanting to know about debris removal specifics should
contact their property insurance agent or company with specific
questions. Currently the town is evaluating a second phase of waste
removal where the city will provide another cycle of waste removal from
the affected areas. The details of this phase will be communicated in a
Currently the Town has been using two companies that are available for
private debris removal. You can also coordinate with the waste removal
company of your choice.
Waste Chasers: 970-686-7774
Waste Management: 970-352-6124
The Waste Management dump on Highway 14 is offering a reduced rate to
anyone affected by the tornado when disposing of personal property.
Please call them for specific operating hours at 970-686-2800.
Representatives from Allstate, Farmers, and State Farm insurance
companies are available at the Windsor Recreation Center to answer any
questions. In addition representatives from FEMA, and the Colorado
Division of Insurance are available at the center as well.
Just a reminder, please use extreme caution when re-lighting pilot
lights on water heaters or furnaces. The Town of Windsor recommends
contacting Excel Energy or the Windsor Severance Fire District to assure
that it is safe to re-light any gas appliance.