This is a good time of year for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make plans for what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of over 250 thousand people are located in flood-prone areas. Since the year 2000, Colorado floods have killed more than 400 people and have caused billions of dollars in damage. Fires cause issues in the state as well. On average, 2,500 wildfires occur across Colorado each year resulting in millions of dollars in damages. For wildfire and flood safety tips, click here.