Jan. 9 Colorado DR4634 Update: Boulder Fires and Straight Line Winds

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On December 31, 2021, the president approved a major disaster declaration (formally referred to as DR4534) to the state of Colorado to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfire and straight-line winds beginning on December 30, 2021.  The major disaster declaration activated the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Individual Assistance Programs for Boulder County.

This follows the state of emergency declared by Governor Jared Polis on December 30, 2021, due to the Marshall fire.  The damage assessments from the disaster are listed below as of January 7, 2022 at 8 a.m.


Overview of Federal Assistance to Date for DR4634 Individual Assistance

Total Registrations as of Jan. 8, 2022 1,966
Daily Registrations 187
Individual Household Program (IHP) Dollars Approved $347,719.25
Housing Assistance (HA) Dollars Approved $294,448.00
Other Needs Assistance (ONA) Dollars Approved $53,271.25
IHP Dollars Disbursed $101,958.03
HA Dollars Disbursed $73,218.00
ONA Dollars Disbursed $28,740.03
Inspections Issued  355
Inspections Returned 139
Inspections Complete 39.15%
Funerals Paid 0
Funeral Dollars Approved $0
Number of Disaster Assistance Centers Open 1
Total DAC Activity 1802
Small Business Administration (SBA) Applications Received: Home Loans 192
SBA Applications Received: Business 35
Total SBA Applications Received 227
SBA Loans Approved: Homes 60
SBA Home Loan Dollars Approved $10,894,200
SBA Loans Approved: Business 0
SBA Business Loan Dollars Approved $0
Total SBA Loan Dollars Approved $10,894,200

Visit the DR4634 Boulder Fires and Straight Line Winds page for details.


Incident Facts 

Date of Origin December, 30, 2021
Location Boulder County, Town of Superior, City of Louisville
Size of Fire 6,080 Acres
Fatalities / Injuries 2 fatalities, one person missing and presumed dead
Destroyed Homes 1,084
Damaged Homes 149
Total Home Damage Estimate $513,212,589
Destroyed Commercial Buildings 7
Damaged Commercial Buildings 30
Total Commercial Building Estimate TBD