2013 Flood Statistics – The Numbers

This information came out prior to 2016. Since then, the damage estimates for repairing roads have increased considerably.

By the numbers: 2013 Flood damage in Larimer County and Colorado
47 – Houses destroyed
7– Commercial buildings destroyed
338 – Homes sustained significant damage
25 – Businesses sustained significant damage
13 – Buildings ordered demolished
198 – Structures deemed substantially damaged
80 – Structures in floodplains that will have to be removed, relocated or elevated
$79 million – Estimated damage to county facilities, primarily roads and bridges
$67 million – Potential reimbursement through state and federal sources
$17.3 million – Expenditures to date
By the numbers: Flood damage in Loveland
$25 million – Total estimated damage to city facilities
$11.5 million – Damage to water, sewer and electrical utilities
$6.5 million – Damage to parks, open spaces and golf courses
$5.5 million – Damage to roads and bridges
$22 million – Expected reimbursement through insurance and federal funds
By the numbers: Colorado Department of Transportation
118 miles – Damaged miles of state highways along the Front Range
$450 million – Authorized funding to make temporary and permanent repairs to flood-damaged roads and bridges from the Federal Highway Administration
$50 million – Estimated cost of permanent repairs to U.S. Highway 34 after $30 million was spent on emergency repairs
$7.1 million – Estimated cost of permanent repairs to U.S. Highway 36 after $20 million was spent on emergency repairs
$10 million to $20 million – Estimated cost of permanent repairs to Colorado Highway 7; emergency repairs cost $17 million
$1 million to $4 million – Estimated cost of permanent repairs to Colorado Highway 119; emergency repairs cost $1.5 million

From: September 2015 Reporter-Herald Article: Paradise Lost:
• 981 — The number of properties in Larimer County that inspectors assessed for safety evaluations after the flood.
• 338 — The number of homes that suffered enough damage in the flood to need repairs requiring building permits.
• 25 — The number of businesses that suffered significant damage.
• 47 — The number of homes destroyed in the flood.
• 7 — The number of destroyed businesses.
• 158 — The number of building permits issued for flood damage (23 for demolition, 124 for repairs, 11 for replacement of homes, barns and bridges).

Source: Eric Fried, Larimer County building official

From United States Flood Loss Report – Water Year 2013
“Water Year 2013 surpassed 2012 damage totals four-fold, but remains well below the 30 year average…September monsoonal moisture produced prolonged periods of heavy rainfall, resulting in devastating flash floods and floods along the Colorado Front Range from September 11-17th. These floods resulted in 9 fatalities and $715 million in damages.”

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