Funds Still Available from FEMA Despite Government Shutdown

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is still in Colorado working with counties, including El Paso, to assist with recovery efforts.  So far, the agency has approved more than 38 million dollars in assistance across the counties declared major federal disasters after last month’s devastating floods.  Renee Bafalis is the FEMA Public Information Officer assigned to El Paso County, and she came by the KRCC studios to talk about their efforts.  KRCC's Andrea Chalfin began by asking about the availability of assistance, despite the government shutdown. 

You can register with FEMA here.

You can also visit the Disaster Recovery Center at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Complex at 375 Printers Parkway in Colorado Springs.  It's open from 9-7 every day until further notice.