One million dollars, that's how much the past two storms have cost Colorado Springs. The county estimates their grand total is about $400,000. It’s money the two entities didn't have in their budget.
But now, it looks like some relief could be on the way. FEMA is taking a second look at the area to see if we can join the other 14 counties in Colorado that were declared a federal disaster. El Paso County wasn’t on the original list because the snow fall is measured at the airport and there, they didn’t have the snow like the rest of the county had. If we’re given federal aid, 75% of the blizzard costs could be covered. "We’d reimburse the local community for snow removal costs," Ed Conley, a FEMA spokesperson said. The rest of the federal funds would cover other things like storm shelters.
FEMA should decide by the end of the week if the county will get the money.