Colorado Springs Residents Affected By Floods Find No Relief

Residents in Colorado Springs affected by flash floods in August are finding little help paying for the damage.

The Gazette reports that none of the affected residents had flood insurance and no one declared the flooding a national emergency so federal agencies aren't paying. The city is also denying accusations that the municipal drainage system is to blame, and will not pay for damages.

The homeowners are footing thousands of dollars in repairs as many of their rentals are too waterlogged to live in.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which runs the National Flood Insurance Program, many residents mistakenly believe their homeowners insurance covers flooding, but that is a separate policy.