NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) encourage residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties to check in with their neighbors, friends, relatives and co-workers to tell them about applying for federal disaster assistance. President Obama declared Individual Assistance for both counties on Sept. 18 to help residents recover from severe storms and flooding July 20-24.
Individuals are urged to make sure their neighbors know:
- Applications may be filed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA/3362. Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may call TTY 1-800-462-7585. Telephone lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
- Tell your neighbors, friends, relatives and co-workers they must have a FEMA registration number to verify that they've reported disaster-related loss or damages to be eligible for assistance.
- Applicants will need their Social Security number, address of the damaged property, insurance information and bank routing number for electronic funds transfer ready when registering.
- Application deadline is Nov. 17.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.