Less Than One Month To Ask For FEMA Help

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Release date: 
October 1, 2012
Release Number: 
045

CLINTON, Miss. – Disaster survivors in Mississippi counties affected by Hurricane Isaac have until October 31 to request federal disaster assistance.

Homeowners and renters may request help with the following:

  • Temporary housing.
  • Home repairs.
  • Other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.
  • Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration that may cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.

Applicants can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov, by mobile device at m.fema.gov or through the FEMA toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362. Phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

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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.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

Last Updated: 
October 1, 2012 - 13:24
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