City of Boulder releases early flood damage assessment of $48.9 million
Flooding in Boulder, CO. (Jamie Lynn Cordes, 2013)
BOULDER, Colo. — The City of Boulder provided the Federal Emergency Management Agency Thursday with a preliminary assessment of damage stemming from recent storms and floods.
The total amounts to $48,910,000, according to the estimate. The city cautioned, however, that some infrastructure is still underwater or covered by debris and has yet to be assessed.
The following list of damages provides a more specific breakdown:
- Open Space and Mountain Parks: $17,670,000
- Parks and Recreation: $2,390,000
- Utilities: Water: $3,300,000
- Utilities: Wastewater: $2,500,000
- Utilities: Stormwater/Flood: $13,850,000
- Transportation: $6,000,000
- Facilities and Asset Management: $3,200,000
- Preliminary Damage Assessment Total: $48,910,000
The city also noted the following areas heavily impacted by flood damage:
- Approximately 64 percent, or 93 of the 145 miles of trails within the Open Space and Mountain Parks system, have significant to severe damage
- Approximately 34 percent, or 35 of the 98 parks and recreation facilities, have significant damage
- Approximately 1 percent or three miles of the roads, citywide, have been damaged. There are approximately 300 miles of roads that exist within the City of Boulder. It is estimated that approximately 20 percent, or 60 miles of the roads, were covered in debris.
- 84 percent or 306 of the 365 buildings and structures have been assessed. Utility and parking structures still require assessment. Of those 306 assets, approximately 35, or 9 percent are estimated to have damage.
Any flood victims needing housing help should visit Colorado Housing Search for help.