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.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus