Temporary FEMA disaster center opens next week

A Federal Emergency Management Agency mobile disaster recovery center will be open in Colorado Springs Nov. 11-16.

Colorado Springs residents affected by the September storms may apply for individual assistance and visit with FEMA representatives at the disaster recovery center, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Norris Penrose Events Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road.

FEMA staff will be available to discuss damages and assist with appeals if an earlier request was rejected. Assistance is available for home repairs, temporary housing, property damage and other expenses not covered by insurance. Homeowners and renters may be eligible, according to a City of Colorado Springs news release.

Applicants must register with FEMA no later than midnight Nov. 30.

FEMA recommends that people register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) before visiting the recovery center. For more information, visit fema.gov/disaster/4145.