Less than One Week Left to Register for Disaster Assistance with FEMA

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Release date: 
March 29, 2012
Release Number: 
4052-022

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Alabamians who sustained damage from the January 22-23 storms have less than a week left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The deadline is Monday, April 2, according to officials with FEMA and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency.

“As recovery continues we want all residents of Chilton, Jefferson and Perry County who were impacted to make sure they keep their options open and get the assistance for which they are eligible,” said AEMA Director Art Faulkner.     

“The deadline is quickly approaching,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer Joe Girot. “If you had disaster-related losses, you may be eligible for federal help, but make sure you don’t miss that deadline.”

April 2 is also the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for physical damage to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Survivors and business owners who have yet to register should call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362);1-800-462-7585 for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to  10 p.m. Online registration is available anytime at www.disasterassistance.gov or by Smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

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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