FEMA and SBA Extend Disaster Assistance Deadlines in Alaska

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August 29, 2013
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Survivors of the spring floods now have until Wednesday, Sept. 25 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return Small Business Administration disaster loan applications.

People with flood-related losses can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS.

FEMA disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. 

The simplest way to complete an SBA application is online by using the electronic loan application. Go to DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA. More information is available by calling the SBA customer service center at 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339. SBA disaster loans are the largest source of federal recovery funds for individuals with property or content losses. For more information, go to SBA.gov/Disaster.

Through Aug. 27, nearly $2.7 million has been approved for survivors through FEMA’s Individual Assistance program and about $3.4 million in SBA disaster home loans has been approved.

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August 30, 2013 - 13:06
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