Deadline to Register for FEMA Help is Days Away

Release Date Release Number
013
Release Date:
January 13, 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Homeowners and renters in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties who had damage to their property after Hurricane Ian have a few days left to register for assistance.

Monday, Jan. 23, is the last day to apply for federal disaster assistance.

You must register with FEMA to access federal disaster grants even if you applied with another agency or organization.

To register for assistance:

  • Go to DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Use the FEMA mobile app
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Helpline operators speak many languages, and lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.
  • For an accessible video on how to apply, go to youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw

FEMA assistance may help you with grants for temporary housing and emergency home repairs to make your home safe, accessible and secure. You should file a claim with your homeowner's, renter’s, mobile home or condominium insurance before applying for FEMA assistance. FEMA is unable to duplicate insurance payments. However, you may receive assistance for losses if uninsured or underinsured.

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Last updated January 13, 2023