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Today is Last Day to Apply for Storm, Flooding Assistance from FEMA

Release date: 
November 18, 2019
Release Number: 
R4 DR-4429-MS NR 025

JACKSON, Miss.  -You have until 11:59 p.m. (ET) tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19 to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

If your home or apartment is in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren or Yazoo county, and you experienced damage related to last February’s storms, you may qualify for a federal grant to help pay your storm-related expenses. But today is the last day you can register!

  • If you are a homeowner or renter, you may be eligible for assistance to pay for repair or replacement of your home. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate the assistance you receive from your insurance company, but you may receive assistance for items not covered by insurance.
  • Survivors may also be eligible to receive help in paying for other disaster-related expenses including, medical and dental, child care, funeral and burial, essential household items, moving and storage, vehicle, and some clean-up items.

How to register today:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov, or
  • Call the FEMA at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). These tollfree numbers are open today 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

The deadline to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) also is 11:59 p.m. tonight. Submitting a loan application does not obligate you to accept an SBA loan; it’s a necessary step to being considered for other forms of disaster assistance.

Before applying for an SBA loan, register with FEMA. Homeowners, renters and businesses may apply for SBA disaster loans online, at DisasterLoan.SBA.gov. For more information about SBA low-interest disaster loans, call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit sba.gov/disaster.

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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 (TTY 800-462-7585).

FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (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. For more information, applicants may visit a temporary disaster recovery center, or contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting SBA’s website at SBA.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

Last Updated: 
November 18, 2019 - 14:34