NEW CASTLE, Del. Thursday is the last day for people who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent flooding and wind-driven rain during Hurricane Floyd to visit face-to-face with personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Hours of operation at the site, located at the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Hall, 2111 West Newport Pike, Wilmington, are from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
If they have not already done so, those affected by the flooding should register for assistance by calling toll-free 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week. FEMA's Helpline number, for questions other than registration, is 1-800-525-0321 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) the same hours.
Helpline representatives can answer questions about your application, tell you what steps to take in the application process and take new or updated information. That's particularly important if you move or change your phone number.
Disaster assistance programs include housing assistance, grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other programs, and low-interest loans from SBA for the repair or replacement of flood-damaged property.