Fact Sheets

All survivors who apply for FEMA assistance will receive a letter from FEMA stating an eligibility decision and the reason for it. Survivors can also check the status of their applications online at DisasterAssistance.gov, which is the fastest way to get information to and from FEMA.

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If you receive a letter from FEMA stating that you are ineligible for assistance or that your application is incomplete, you can still complete the application or appeal the decision within 60 days of receiving a decision letter.

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FEMA is committed to helping all eligible disaster survivors recover from flooding and mudslides in Washington Nov. 13-15, 2021, including U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals and qualified aliens.

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It’s easy to be confused by the many disaster recovery resources available to survivors of the recent tornadoes in Kentucky, so here is a breakdown of agencies, programs, phone numbers and website links that may help clarify the options.

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Winter has begun and the safety and well-being of occupants living in FEMA temporary housing units is an important concern of the agency. Below are tips for preparing for winter cold and precipitation.

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Like all natural disasters, tornadoes can end up causing massive destruction to homes, property and infrastructure. Typically, tornadoes cause the greatest damage to structures of light construction, including residential dwellings and particularly manufactured homes.

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Twelve counties in Tennessee have been designated for federal assistance for the tornado outbreak that took place in west and middle Tennessee on Dec. 10-11.

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As part of the disaster assistance process, FEMA must determine ownership and occupancy of damaged primary residences. The agency has taken steps to make it easier to verify ownership and occupancy for disaster survivors in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties and the Lummi Nation, the Nooksack Indian Tribe and the Quileute Nation who experienced loss during the November flooding.

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It’s not too late to make your list and check it twice. The following steps can help you take charge of your recovery.

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FEMA is committed to providing as much assistance as possible to every eligible household that was impacted by the Nov. 13-15, 2021 flooding in Washington. Part of that process involves inspecting damaged homes.

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Last updated November 2, 2020