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Fact Sheets

FEMA disaster assistance now includes additional features to make your home healthier and safer if it was affected by Hurricane Ida. These added types of assistance are part of the Individuals and Households Program, and there is no separate application process. It’s important to remember that survivors need to apply with FEMA to find out what assistance they may be eligible for.

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Humphreys County decided to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program after the severe storms and flooding that occurred on Aug. 21, which will soon make many previously ineligible residents eligible for federal assistance.

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Disasters disrupt lives and some families may move from their damaged homes into rental properties or hotels. When phone numbers or mailing addresses change, FEMA can’t reach you. So, after you apply for disaster assistance, you need to let FEMA know each time your information changes.

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Survivors of Tropical Storm Ida, including those who are not U.S. citizens, may be eligible for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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The Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) embarked on a video production project to help NFIP customers with frequently misunderstood concepts.

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The severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21 left almost 300 houses destroyed in Hickman and Humphreys counties. FEMA may provide financial assistance to replace and/or relocate a residence, but by law the agency cannot condemn a property.

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Renters in Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties who had damage, losses or are unable to live in their homes after Hurricane Ida, may be eligible for help from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program supports states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake h

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Helpful Info When Appealing a Decision from FEMA

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Residents of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21, 2021 can apply for federal assistance, which may include grants for temporary housing, repairs and other uninsured losses. Funding is also available in these counties through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to protect and restore eligible public facilities such as roads, bridges, buildings, parks, private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) and houses of worship. Public Assistance is a cost share reimbursement program: 75% FEMA and 25% Applicant.

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Last updated November 2, 2020