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FEMA Extends Hotel Program For Colo. Flood Victims

By: AP
By: AP
Flooding last month forced thousands of families from their homes.

Flooding last month forced thousands of families from their homes.

Federal emergency officials have extended a program that helps residents displaced by last month's flooding pay for hotel lodging.

Bill Rukeyser, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, says the program has been extended until Oct. 20 and has expanded to 304 participating hotels across Colorado. There were 89 participating hotels when the flooding began.

Under the program, qualifying households have a certain amount of their lodging expenses paid for by FEMA. The program does not include food or other incidental charges at the hotel.

The Daily Camera reports that as of Friday, 599 households were checked in to hotels across the state under the program.

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