Statewide Flood Quick Facts and Information: September 30

IMPACTED COUNTIES20 CountiesAdams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Clear Creek, Crowley, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Pueblo,Washington, Weld, Sedgwick
FATALITIES8Boulder (4), El Paso (2), Clear Creek (1), Larimer (1)
MISSING1 missing /presumed deadLarimer County
ROAD & BRIDGE DAMAGE COSTS$475 MillionState related highways and bridges
MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATIONCO-4145 - 9 CountiesAdams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson,Larimer, Logan and Weld
EMERGENCY DECLARATION3365-EM - 15 CountiesAdams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer,  Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Washington, and Weld
FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE20,909 Households$34.5 Million COB on 9/29/2013
DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER13 DRCs Open5,986 people attending
SBA DISASTER LOANS19, 750 Applications$1.4 million
NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM1,872 Claims Received$25.9 million estimated claim payout
DONATIONSwww.HelpColoradoNow.orgFinancial Donations make the greatest impact and meet the needs of survivors
VOLUNTEERwww.HelpColoradoNow.orgSign up. You will be contacted when a volunteer assignment becomes available
Information provided by Colorado DHSEM and partnering agencies.

Recovery Focused Website

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) has launched a recovery focused website for the community and our partners in recovery. The website information is organized using the 14 Recovery Support Functions. The site also contains all media releases related to the flood, briefing notes from the Governor’s weekly call with local officials and presentation materials necessary in the recovery process. The site can be accessed at either or by clicking on the Flood Recovery tab of DHSEM will continue to utilize our @COEmergency Twitter account and COEmergency Facebook to share new updates and resources.

Public Assistance Applicant Briefings

The Colorado Office of Emergency Management has facilitated Public Assistance Applicant Briefings for Boulder County (9/27) and Town of Estes Park (9/30) and is scheduled in Larimer County (10/1). To view the Public Assistance Applicant Briefing presentation visit the CORecovers website.

Applicant Briefings are facilitated by the State to explain the Public Assistance program for eligible organizations. State officials will explain the FEMA Public Assistance program for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure that were damaged.

Public Assistance Cost Share Information

State PA cost share for Categories A-G with local governments, including special districts: 12.5% (50% of the 25% non-Federal match) but if a local government has used all its reserves and TABOR Emergency Reserves, the state may increase cost share up to 90% of the 25% non-Federal match. Other state agencies will review local government finances to determine (verify) that reserves/emergency funds have been expended.

There is no PA cost share with non-profit organizations (PNPs).

Disaster Assistance Center/ Disaster Recovery Centers

Several Disaster Assistance Centers/ Disaster Recovery Centers have been set up across the state. These centers provide flood survivors with a one stop shop for information needed to rebuild or recover

ADAMS COUNTYDRC South Adams County Fire Department, 4711 E. 69th Ave., Commerce City, CO , 80022, Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week

Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012, Hours: 1 – 7 p.m.

Premier Credit Union Building, 5495 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80303, Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week

BOULDER COUNTY – DRC Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover Road, Longmont, CO 80501, Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week

Clear Creek County – DRC
Clear Creek County School District RE1 Office, 320 Highway 103
Idaho Springs, CO 80452, Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week

EL PASO COUNTY - DRC Colorado Springs Fire Training Center, 375 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week

JEFFERSON COUNTY – DRC Evergreen Fire Rescue Administration & Training Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO 80439, Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., seven days a week

JEFFERSON COUNTY – DRC Coal Creek Community Center, 31528 highway 72, Coal Creek Canyon, CO 80403

Rocky Mountain Park Inn Conference Center, 101 S. St. Vrain Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517, Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

LARIMER COUNTY – DRC Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, 815 14th St. SW. , Loveland, CO 80537, Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week

LOGAN COUNTY – DRC DeSoto Building, Logan County Fairgrounds, 1120 Pawnee Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751, Hours: 1 – 7 p.m.

WELD COUNTY – DRC Island Grove Exhibition Hall, 525 N. 15th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week

WELD COUNTY – DRC Milliken Community Complex, 1101 Broad St., Milliken, CO 80543
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7p.m., seven days a week

Register for Disaster Assistance

Register with FEMA by phone: 800-621-FEMA (3362). People who have a speech disability or are deaf or hard of hearing may call (TTY) 800-462-7585; users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362. Help is available in many languages. Register online:

Register by Web-enabled device, tablet or smartphone: type in the browser. For more information on the disaster operations, go

Business Recovery Centers

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $102,500 for low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations.

SBA and the Colorado Small Business Development Center network have opened three Business Recovery Centers (BRCs). They are located in Longmont, Estes Park and Loveland. A fourth BRC opens in Greeley on Thursday, Sept. 26.

  • Boulder County-Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 S. Hover Road, Longmont, CO 80501
  • Larimer County-The Stanley Hotel, 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Larimer County-Rocky Mountain Center for Integration and Technology (the old HP building), 815 14th St. SW (14th and Taft), Loveland, CO 80537
  • Weld County-Greeley Chamber of Commerce, 902 7th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631 (opens Sept. 26)

These centers are specifically designed to provide key financial and counseling services to businesses affected by the recent storms and floods. No appointments are necessary. There is no charge for counseling services.

For more information about SBA low-interest disaster loan programs, go to: Information about the CO SBDC disaster network and assistance can be found at

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA)

At the request of the state of Colorado, FEMA activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible evacuees whose homes are inaccessible or unlivable to stay in a hotel or motel for a limited time and have the cost of the room paid directly to the hotel by FEMA. We want to make sure evacuees have safe, sanitary and secure locations until long-term housing needs can be met.
  • FEMA representatives began notifying eligible FEMA applicants Sept. 22.
  • The initial period of assistance runs from Sept. 22 to Oct. 5, with checkout on Oct. 6.
  • TSA covers room taxes, but does not cover meals or incidentals.
  • The program does not cover previously incurred hotel expenses.
  • More than 5,426 FEMA applicants in Colorado are currently eligible for TSA.
  • There are currently 479 applicants utilizing the program.

Free Disaster Legal Assistance

Flood survivors can receive counseling on insurance claims, landlord-tenant issues, home-repair contracts, consumer-protection matters and the replacement of legal documents destroyed in the storms. The hotline number is 855-424-5347 or visit

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

If you lost your job or are unemployed due to the Colorado floods you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).  Apply online at or call 1-800-388-5515 or 303-318-9300.