AUSTIN, Texas -- While most media attention is focused on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, it is important to note that those who suffered damage from Hurricane Dolly in July still have two weeks to register for FEMA aid and to submit a disaster loan application to the U.S. Small Business Administration to help them recover. The deadline for individual assistance is Tuesday, September 30.
Residents in the declared counties of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy can register by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line 800-621-FEMA (3362) or for the speech- and hearing-impaired TTY 800-462-7585. Applicants who have access to a computer can register online at www.fema.gov.
Registered applicants may still call the Helpline (800-621-3362) even after the application deadline, to check on the status of their application, update their contact information, change an inspection appointment or ask other recovery questions. English, Spanish and other multilingual speaking recovery specialists are available to help.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.