Philadelphia, PA -- Residents and business owners who suffered losses or damages
in Washington, D.C., as a result of Hurricane Isabel have a week left to apply
for disaster assistance.
Nov. 19 is the deadline under President Bush's disaster declaration for those
affected by the hurricane in September.
Those who still need to apply for assistance may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA
There is a TTY number - 1-800-462-7585 - for applicants who are speech or hearing impaired.
The registration lines are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages Citizen Corps, the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.