2013 Colorado Floods: FEMA Mitigation Overview

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Release date: 
September 10, 2018
Release Number: 
R8-18-FS-003

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FEMA Mitigation Overview

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides funding to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters.  Projects are selected based on priorities determined by the state.  FEMA provides a cost share of up to 75 percent for approved projects.

 

County

Federal Share Obligated

Number of Projects

Adams

$255,092.00

2

Archuleta

$1,559.00

1

Boulder

$22,161,396.00

23

Chaffee

$37,500.00

1

Clear Creek

$183,526.00

2

Custer

$37,500.00

1

Denver

$5,523,753.00

3

Elbert

$45,000.00

1

El Paso

$14,696,597.00

6

Garfield

$20,850.00

1

Huerfano

$380,700.00

1

Jefferson

$112,996.00

3

Larimer

$2,487,301.00

7

Las Animas

$42,433.00

1

Logan

$67,500.00

1

Mesa

$2,993,383.00

2

Montezuma

$34,636.00

1

Statewide

$1,517,145.00

3

Washington

$13,011.00

2

Weld

$2,356,542.00

12

Totals

$52,968,420.00

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National Flood Insurance Program Claims Data

Flood Insurance is the primary means for recovery from a flooding disaster.  Below are statistics regarding flood insurance policies from the National Flood Insurance Program.

Number of Claims                                                                   2124

Claims Payouts                                                                       $69,304,290.05

Mitigation Community Outreach

FEMA Mitigation’s Community Education and Outreach teams provide information on how to rebuild and minimize the impact of future disaster events.  Staff locate at Disaster Recovery Centers were they can meet with disaster survivors looking form information on disaster recovery programs.  They also set up at hardware stores and home improvement were they can meet with the public and offer tips on how to rebuild or repair a damaged home.

Number of Disaster Recovery Centers Staffed                                             26                   

Number of Home Improvement Store Visited                                               27       

Number of Disaster Survivors Counseled on Mitigation                               4646                                       

Last Updated: 
September 10, 2018 - 16:29