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Current Flood Recovery Information and Resources

2013 Flood Recovery

Anyone in El Paso County who suffered losses and damages as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides Sept. 11 - 30 is strongly encouraged to apply for disaster recovery assistance through FEMA. Assistance for losses sustained any time during the storms may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover unisured property losses and other programs. Even those with insurance may be eligible for help from FEMA if their insurance policy does not cover all the needs. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW "STEPS TO APPLY" FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR ASSITANCE.

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The State has launched the ColoradoUnited.com website for disaster recovery

***REMINDER TO BE WARY OF SCAMS***

Colorado recovery efforts continue with the energy and work of businesses, voluntary, faith-based, and community-based organizations along with government agencies and committed citizens.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) accompanied by FEMA Corps teams are canvassing areas in El Paso County and will continue to be in the field until their work is done. The teams are providing disaster information, giving residents an opportunity to register for disaster assistance and quickly addressing their immediate and emerging needs.

But unfortunately, disasters also bring out criminals looking to prey on survivors by offering fraudulent services.

Being cautious is essential to preventing rip-offs.

  • Don’t offer personal financial information over the phone.
  • Know who you are dealing with. Never be shy about asking for identification.
  • FEMA Teams are wearing federal logos on their clothing and will provide federal identification upon request.
  • Government workers will never ask for a fee or payment.
  • There is never a fee to apply for FEMA disaster assistance or to receive it
  • There is never a fee for FEMA or U.S. Small Business Administration property damage inspections.
  • Watch out for middlemen who promise you will receive disaster grants or money, especially if they ask for an upfront payment.