FEMA Offers Mobile Disaster Recovery Center, Extends Deadline
Mayor Bach Urges Property Owners with September Flood Damage to Register
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Colorado Springs will be open for five days, November 11 – 16. All Colorado Springs residents affected by the September storms are eligible to apply for individual assistance, and are encouraged to visit with FEMA representatives at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, located at:
Norris Penrose Events Center
1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., November 11-16
“Many Colorado Springs citizens were significantly impacted by the devastating flooding in September. It’s important to remember that residents with any kind of flood damage may be eligible for FEMA assistance. We strongly encourage you to visit the Disaster Recovery Center where FEMA will walk you through the process step-by-step,” said Mayor Steve Bach.
Staff will be available to discuss your damages, walk you through the process and assist with appeal if an earlier request was rejected or denied. Individual assistance is available for home repairs, temporary housing, property damage and other expenses not covered by insurance. Renters as well as homeowners may qualify. Aid for repair of damage to private roads and driveways may also be available. The assistance grants are not limited to those in areas impacted by the burn scars. Applicants must register with FEMA no later than midnight November 30.
Before you go, you can save time by registering with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The deaf or hard of hearing can call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362. FEMA provides telephone assistance in many languages. For more information go to: www.fema.gov/disaster/4145
The Small Business Administration administers a low-interest disaster assistance loan program for businesses and homeowners. For more information, go to www.disasterassistance.gov.