WACO, Texas -- Only one week remains to register for assistance for Texans affected by severe storms and flooding, June 16-August 3. ?Recovery officials urge homeowners, renters, business owners, and private non-profits who sustained losses to register for assistance now, if they have not already done so.
The deadline for registering for aid under President Bush's disaster declaration is Monday, October 29, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM).? This registration deadline does not apply to those residents affected by Tropical Storm Erin.?
Don't delay. Register by logging onto www.fema.gov or by calling toll free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired, seven days a week.
"Don't delay. If you have not yet contacted FEMA to report disaster-related damages that occurred during June 16 through August 3, make sure you do so by October 29," Federal Coordinating Officer Ken Clark said.
"You should register before the deadline to ensure your eligibility for disaster assistance," State Coordinating Officer Joan Haun said. "If your insurance settlement is pending, you may still have unmet needs that may be eligible under federal disaster assistance programs."?
For information about SBA's disaster loan assistance, call the SBA toll-free at (800) 659-2955 or visit SBA's website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.? Hearing impaired individuals may call toll-free (800) 877-8339.?
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.