Inspectors checking homes damaged in Boulder during Colorado flooding

BOULDER, Colo. - Inspectors with the city of Boulder are going door-to-door Monday checking the integrity of homes hit by the floods.

Inspectors started with homes in the hardest hit areas, including the 100-year floodplain.

According to the city's website, inspectors are looking for any potential safety threats including the structure itself, electrical problems and gas line problems.

When inspectors finish their review, they place a card on the front of each home -- either a green, yellow or red card.

Green means the home has passed the inspection.

Yellow means residents are allowed in the home with restricted access because of an electrical or mechanical issue.

Red means it's unsafe to enter the home.

Boulder is waiving permit fees for any repair work that is flood-related.

Residents with questions about the inspection process may visit the Disaster Assistance Center at 5495 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. The center is open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week until the need subsides.

At the assistance center, residents can get information about housing, food, clothing cleanup and more.

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