Update: Initial, preliminary door-to-door assessments have been completed.
On Thursday, June 29th, and Friday, June 30th, members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County Office of Emergency Management will be conducting door-to-door damage assessments on residential structures to provide to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These assessments are a necessary step in evaluating the impact of the tornado and the support required for our community.
Do not be alarmed or confused if you receive a knock on your door from these officials. They will be easily identifiable through their uniforms and badges. It’s essential to differentiate them from contractors who may also be working in the area.
Here are a few key points to remember:
Identification: Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will have proper identification, including badges and uniforms, and they will be in marked patrol vehicles. Please ensure you verify their credentials before allowing them into your home or sharing any personal information.
Purpose: The purpose of their visit is solely to conduct damage assessments on behalf of Douglas County with the goal of providing a total damage assessment number to the State of Colorado. They are not contractors or service providers. Their goal is to gather accurate information to aid in the support for recovery efforts. It is important to note homeowners will still be required to work with their insurance companies on individual homeowner damage claims.
Cooperation: We kindly request your full cooperation with these officials during their assessments. Please answer their questions accurately and provide any necessary information to help evaluate the extent of the damage in our neighborhoods.
Safety Measures: Your safety is paramount. If you have any concerns or doubts about the individuals at your door, you can contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office directly for verification. Non-emergency dispatch: (303)660-7500.
By working together, we can ensure a thorough recovery process. The information gathered will help expedite the necessary aid and support for our community.
This is how our teams will be dressed: