Colorado Wildfires and Straight-line Winds

4634-DR-CO
Colorado

Incident Period: Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 7, 2022

Declaration Date: Dec 31, 2021

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Help for Individuals and Families After a Disaster

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If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.

Apply for Disaster Assistance

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or through the FEMA mobile app.

Learn more about the application process.

Get Immediate Help

Find help with needs that FEMA is not authorized to provide. Check with your local emergency management officials, voluntary agencies or by dialing your local 2-1-1.

I Was Told to Call the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established facilities to provide business owners, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters with answers to their questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application. These facilities can be either virtual or brick-and-mortar, depending on the circumstances surrounding the disaster and other factors. Click here for more information: DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s/

To obtain information about the type of facility serving your area, the location(s), and the hours of operation, visit the section below titled “Local Resources” or call the SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

See more about SBA loans.

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. All inspections will be conducted without entering your residence. When inspectors arrive at your home they will maintain social distance, visually assess the exterior of the residence, and verbally confirm the interior damage over the phone.

"Help After a Disaster" Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.

Download brochures.


Local Resources

Local News & Media

Visit the News & Media page for events, fact sheets, press releases and other multimedia resources.

Mitigation Resources

Mitigation is defined as taking an action now to reduce future risk.

For example, a mitigation action is tying your shoe to prevent you from tripping and hurting yourself; purchasing a flood insurance policy to help you recover faster from a flood event.

Why is Mitigation Important?

Mitigation breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation includes long-term, permanent solutions that reduce the impact of disaster in the future.

Who Can you talk to about Mitigation?

You can reach a mitigation specialist by phone on the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at:

833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday through Friday

or email us anytime at:

FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov

 

Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Boulder County

Mitigation specialists from FEMA will be on hand to answer questions about home repair, ignition resistant construction, wind resistant construction, putting together supply kits, and hiring a contractor.

  • Thursday, Jan. 27 – Tuesday, Feb. 1: Home Depot, 1600 29th St, Boulder, Colorado
  • Thursday, Feb. 3 – Tuesday, Feb. 8: Lowe’s, 1171 Dillon Rd, Louisville, Colorado
  • Thursday, Feb. 10 – Tuesday, Feb. 15: Home Depot, 393 S Hoover Rd, Longmont, Colorado
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 – Tuesday, Feb. 22: Lowe’s, 355 Ken Pratt, Longmont, Colorado
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, March 1: Ace Hardware, 1727 Main St, Longmont

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Additional Local Mitigation Resources 

Boulder County Permitting Office or call 303-413-7730 for Marshall Fire Info

City of Louisville Marshall Fire Rebuilding Process

Town of Superior – Marshall Fire Rebuilding Resources

Repairing and Rebuilding Resources from FEMA

Rebuilding After a Wildfire

Reconstruction After a High Wind Event

Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings

Mitigation Actions to take now

FEMA Home Builder’s Guide to Construction in Wildfire Zones

Questions to Ask Your Contractor

Flood Insurance Resources

Ready.gov Resources

Be Prepared for Wildfire

Build A Emergency Supply Kit

Hmong News Releases & Fact Sheets

View news releases and facts sheets.


How to Help

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond.

FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

If you own a business involved with debris removal and want to work on clean-up efforts in affected areas, please contact the local government in affected areas to offer your services.


Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $709,328.14
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $147,840.14
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $857,168.28
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 151
Last updated January 27, 2022