Anchorage, Alaska – Alaskan residents recovering from September’s Typhoon Merbok are still able to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA even though the application period has ended. Survivors have until Feb. 6, 2023, to apply.
Survivors should call the Alaska-based FEMA hotline at 1-866-342-1699. Applicants will be asked to provide a signed letter explaining why they were unable to apply during the application period.
Support Will Continue for Affected Alaskans
If you have any questions or need further assistance with your FEMA application, you can call the Alaska-based FEMA hotline at 1-866-342-1699, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. AKT to 6 p.m. AKT. The hotline will also be open Saturday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. AKT to 6 p.m. AKT. The hotline not only serves as a way for survivors to apply but is also a helpline for applicants who need additional assistance.
Stay in Touch with FEMA
If you have already applied for assistance, you should notify the agency of any additional damage discovered since your home inspection. Be sure to update any changes in your mailing or email address, phone number, and the status of your insurance settlements, if applicable.
Appealing a FEMA Decision
Those who applied for FEMA disaster assistance have the right to appeal FEMA’s eligibility decisions. Survivors who don’t agree with FEMA’s eligibility decision or have additional documentation to provide for their case may file an appeal in writing within 60 days of receiving their letter. If appealing after the 60-day timeframe, survivors must explain the reason for the delay.
For more information about FEMA’s support to Alaska’s severe storms, flooding and landslide recovery, visit the FEMA Disaster Site. Follow FEMA Region 10 on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.