San Francisco, CA -- Napa County residents and business owners who were affected by the earthquake of September 3 and who have not yet registered for federal and state disaster assistance have only three more days to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration number. November 30, 2000 is the deadline to register for Individual Assistance disaster programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
"As the registration deadline approaches, we encourage homeowners, renters and business owners, who believe they sustained damage from the earthquake, to register for assistance," said Dallas Jones, director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES). "It is important that applicants leave determination of eligibility to state and federal program experts and not automatically disqualify themselves."
The number to call is the FEMA toll-free number 1-800-462-9029 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired." The telephone lines are in operation seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).
"Even after the deadline, if a person has questions about their registration or the assistance available, FEMA is just a telephone call away," Mark Ghilarducci, federal coordinating officer said. "Representatives are available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST)." The FEMA Helpline numbers are 1-800-525-0321 or TTY 1-800-462-7585.
Earthquake Recovery Information Roundup
- To date, 4,795 people from Napa County have registered for disaster assistance.
- 3,883 people have received $5,059,911 in FEMA temporary housing grants.
- 336 people have received $289,917 under the Individual and Family Grant (IFG).
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), under its disaster loan program, has assisted 976 people with $16,722,600.
- 4,708 people have visited the Local Assistance Center in Napa City.