Statewide Flood Quick Facts: September 25 at 8 PM

The State Emergency Operations Center remained at a Level III activation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The State EOC then transitions to Level IV virtual operations.  Public Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Teams continued their work today.  Three Applicant Briefings have been scheduled for potential Public Assistance applicants.  Information will be released tomorrow for these meetings.

FLOOD AREA1,533 Square MilesPreliminary number
STATE OPERATIONS COSTS$19, 493,840This figure is only state response and operational costs. It does not include local or federal costs.
IMPACTED COUNTIES17 CountiesAdams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Loga, Morgan, Pueblo, Otero, Washington, Weld, Sedgwick
FATALITIES8Boulder (4), El Paso (2), Clear Creek (1), Larimer (1)
MISSING1 missing /presumed deadLarimer County
EVACUATED PERSONS5958Population under mandatory evacuation
SHELTERS4 Shelters98 People Overnight
ANIMALS EVACUATED118 petsPets in pet shelters as of 9/24/2013
ROADS DAMAGED200 Miles State highways and roads
BRIDGES DAMAGED50 BridgesState bridges
ROAD & BRIDGE DAMAGE COSTS$430 MillionState related highways and bridges
Colorado 2-1-11,817 Total People AssistedStatewide
Electric Outages76 HomesStatewide
Natural Gas Outages1282 HomesStatewide
MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATIONCO-4145 - 9 CountiesAdams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson,Larimer, Logan and Weld
EMERGENCY DECLARATION3365-EMAdams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Fremont, Jefferson, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Washington, and Weld
FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE17,855 Registered$25.5 Million
DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER11 DAC Open3,527 people attending
AERIAL EVACUATIONS2,256 People1,047 Pets
Grounds Evacuations707 PeopleAssisted evacuations by Colorado National Guard

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.
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

Twin Peaks Mall – DAC/DRC
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

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

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

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

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

Weldona School District – DAC
Opens September 27 Hours 12 – 7 p.m.

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

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

Southwest Building - DAC
4209 County Road 24 1/2
Longmont, CO 80504
Hours:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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.
  • Nearly 4,600 FEMA applicants in Colorado are currently eligible for TSA.
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

Applicant Briefings

Applicant Briefings are run 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.  Three briefings have been scheduled:
  • Boulder County on Friday, September 27
  • Town of Estes Park on Monday, September 30
  • Larimer County on Tuesday, October 1