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Fact Sheets

All disaster survivors have equal access to information on federal disaster assistance programs, including how to apply for them.

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If you applied with FEMA and you cannot live in your home because of damage caused by Hurricane Ida, a FEMA inspector will contact you to set up either a remote or in-person, exterior-only home inspection.

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Financial assistance for reburials may be available to Louisiana survivors after Hurricane Ida caused damage to cemeteries.

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FEMA’s Individual Assistance program is designed to help disaster survivors with basic, critical needs such as a safe, sanitary, and functional place to live during recovery from a disaster. It is not designed to make survivors whole and is not a substitute for insurance coverage. FEMA Individual Assistance cannot duplicate other sources of assistance.

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FEMA may provide financial assistance to residents of Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Warren counties who need temporary housing because they are displaced from their primary residence as a result of rains and flooding from remnants of Hurricane Ida.

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Since the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Fred, Transylvania County residents have received more than $891,231 in federal funds as of Oct. 6, 2021:

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Since the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Fred, Buncombe County residents have received more than $1.62 million in federal funds as of Oct. 6, 2021:

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Since the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Fred, Haywood County residents have received more than $7.7 million in federal funds as of Oct. 6, 2021:

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A determination of “substantial damage” applies to a severely damaged home or other structure in a Special Flood Hazard Area, regardless of the cause of damage, where the community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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If you were displaced from the severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21 and live in Dickson, Hickman, Houston, or Humphreys counties, you may be eligible for lodging expense reimbursement (LER) for short-term lodging spent in a motel or hotel.

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Last updated November 2, 2020