More than $32 million in federal funds have been distributed to Colorado flood victims who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
As of Monday, 20,909 people registered with FEMA from all counties in Colorado and $32,486,599 has been distributed in assistance. Of that total, $30,983,222 is for housing and $1,505,377 for other needs.
There have been 16,745 completed inspections and 11 disaster recovery centers are still open. A total of 5,986 people have visited the centers and 479 applicants checked into hotels.
FEMA spokesman Tom Schafer said the maximum amount of financial assistance a person can receive is $31,900.
Schafer said he could not say how many flood victims received the maximum financial assistance for flooded areas such as the Eastwood Village mobile home park in Evans.
“Each case is different,” Schafer said. “I know they’re handing out checks, but I’m not sure where it was directed toward. I have no idea because it’s a privacy issue. Some people get their checks faster than others. It’s all based on individual cases. Some cases take longer than others.”
Schafer said the disaster recovery centers will remain open for as long as flood victims need them.
“For as long as we’re needed, we’ll be here,” said Schafer, who is in charge of FEMA’s media relations in Weld and Larimer counties.
Weld flood victims can still register in person by going to Island Grove Exhibition Hall, 525 N. 15th Ave. in Greeley, or at Milliken Community Complex, 1101 Broad St. in Milliken. Both locations are open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
“They can register in person, they can register online or on the phone,” Schafer said. “People have plenty of time to register.”
To register for FEMA by phone, call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or go online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.