Waldorf, MD -- There is less than a week left for residents and business owners in Charles, Calvert and Dorchester counties to register for disaster assistance that may be available for April 28 tornado damages. The deadline is Monday, July 1, 2002.
The toll-free registration number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Operators are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585.
"We'd rather individuals register and let us determine eligibility than rule yourself out only to later find a need and not be able to get that aid," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies. "If you do not register, you may miss out on assistance."
If individuals registered with FEMA and received an SBA application, they also need to complete and return it by July 1, Davies said.
Small businesses applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) have until February 3, 2003, to submit an application.
"Affected Marylanders should seek out every recovery resource. Many now realize that insurance may not cover all losses or other needs are not being met," said State Coordinating Officer Donald L. Keldsen, of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. "It's best to register before the deadline and get in the system."
If you have questions about the disaster assistance programs, they will be answered when you call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).