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Flood » Colorado Flooding in Perspective
As emergency recovery efforts in Colorado continue following extensive flooding, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) takes a moment to assess what has happened during the past week with this devastating disaster.
6 fatalities (Source: Colorado Office of Emergency Management)
21.13 inches maximum seven-day rainfall total for the state, as measured on the southern edge of the city of Boulder. (Source: The Weather Channel)
1,502 residential structures destroyed. (Source: Colorado Office of Emergency Management)
17,494 damaged residential structures. (Source: Colorado Office of Emergency Management)
12,118 residents remain under mandatory evacuation. (Source: Colorado Office of Emergency Management)
17 Colorado counties impacted by flooding. (Source: Colorado Office of Emergency Management)
22,000 homes and businesses in Colorado have flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. (Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency)
(Photos courtesy of David Lesh)
Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S., according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is important to understand your flood risks and take action to make your home or business more resistant to flooding. Start today by using IBHS flood resources available at http://www.disastersafety.org/flood/.
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