Colorado flooding by the numbers: A look at the destruction caused by the September 2013 floods

DENVER - Thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed and thousands of Coloradans are facing a long recovery.

As rain leaves the area and waters recede, here is a look at the floods by the numbers as of Sept. 24.

Fatalities -- 8 killed [Boulder (4), El Paso (2), Clear Creek (1), Larimer (1)]

Missing -- 1 (Presumed dead in Larimer County)

Homes destroyed -- 1,882

Homes damaged -- 16,101

Businesses destroyed -- 203

Businesses damaged -- 765

Number of people evacuated -- 5,958

Number of people evacuated by air -- 2,256

Number of pets evacuated by air -- 1,047

Animals --  118 in pet shelters as of 9/24/2013

Shelters -- 4

Counties impacted by flood -- 17

State bridges destroyed -- 30

State bridges damaged -- 20

Miles of road damaged -- 200

Square miles affected -- 1,533

Cost to repair bridges, roads  -- $475 million

Counties under major disaster declaration -- Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson,Larimer, Logan and Weld

Counties under emergency declaration -- Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Fremont, Jefferson, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Washington, and Weld

Number of households applying for individual FEMA assistance -- 17,855

FEMA contribution -- $25.5 million

Aircraft involved in rescue effort at its peak -- 19 helicopters

Oil and gas wells shut down by energy companies -- approximately 1,200 (600 operated by Anadarko, roughly 400 by Encana, 100 to 200 PDC Energy, Inc.)

Damage estimated in Jefferson County: $6 million

Cost of state operations: $19.49 million. This is the state operational cost only, not the local or federal cost

State funds available to help local communities recover --  $91.5 million

The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at Level III activation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Level IV Virtual operations overnight with staff on stand-by.

Additional Public Assistance was awarded to Boulder and Larimer counties today by FEMA.  This provides funding for permanent repair and replacement of disaster-damaged infrastructure.  FEMA generally covers 75% of costs with the state and local agencies covering 25% through a cost share agreement.


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