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Oct 28, 2013 10:54 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

Disaster Recovery Center open for El Paso County flood victims

EL PASO COUNTY, CO- A new disaster recovery center is open in El Paso County for those who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in September. However, if you want to get some questions answered, you'll need to go this week.

That center opens Tuesday, October 29, at Black Forest Fire Department Number 1 at 11445 Teachout Road. It's open through Saturday, November 2, from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Experts with FEMA, the state office of Emergency Management and the small business administration, among others, will be on hand to answer questions and help you sort through the paperwork. This includes grants for temporary housing, home repairs and low interest loans.

It's recommended that those with disaster losses save time by registering with FEMA before going to the center. You can do this by phone at 800-621-3362, from 5:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week. Those with a speech disability, or who are hearing impaired, may call 800-462-7585. You can also register online by clicking here.

In the coming weeks, Disaster Recovery Centers are planned to open in Security and on the west side of Colorado Springs.

Last week, FEMA expanded its aid availability to include those living in Fremont County. They say they're working to open a recovery center there, although we don't know when or where.



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