SAIPAN, MP – Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands have one week left to register for federal disaster assistance for damage from Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu.
The deadline to register with FEMA is Jan. 27, 2019.
A FEMA registration has a nine-digit number. If you do not have the nine-digit number, you are not registered for federal assistance.
Those who suffered impacts to their primary residences and have not registered with FEMA may do so either of three ways:
- On-line at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Call the FEMA Helpline at 1- (800) 621-3362
- Go to the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)
The DRC located at the Multi-Purpose Center on Beach Road in Susupe, is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
The DRC will be closed on Monday, Jan 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr, Holiday.
Please remember, applicants should have the following information at hand:
- Social Security number.
- Address of the damaged primary residence.
- Description of the damage.
- Information about insurance coverage if applicable.
- A current contact telephone number.
- An address where they can receive mail.
- Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.
All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.