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I Have Additional Storm Damage Since Registering With FEMA; What Do I Do Now?

Release date: 
May 26, 2011
Release Number: 
1980-015

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri storm survivors who already have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and have experienced additional damage from subsequent severe storms should call FEMA’s Disaster Helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), to report their new damage. FEMA helpline workers then will request a re-inspection of the damaged property.

Those with a speech disability or hearing loss, who use a TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) to call 1-800-621-3362.

Libby Turner, FEMA's federal coordinating officer for the Missouri disaster declaration, said, "Everyone who sustained additional damage from subsequent storms after applying for disaster aid should not hesitate to call FEMA again for a re-inspection. This is necessary in order for storm survivors to obtain the level of assistance they are entitled to."

Storm survivors, who have not already done so, may register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Individuals with smartphones may register through m.FEMA.gov.  Registration also may be completed by calling FEMA’s Helpline.

Federal and state disaster aid is available to all eligible Missouri storm survivors to assist with their recovery, but those individuals must take that first step by registering with FEMA.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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