FEMA Registration Deadline January 9, 2017
- Contact Dare County Public Relations
The holiday season is a time for cheer and giving to others. If you’ve been wondering what you can do, how about checking with your family, friends and neighbors who may have damage from Hurricane Matthew, and ask they if they have registered with FEMA. The registration deadline is coming up – Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
Some may not want to register because others have more damage. That doesn’t matter – everyone is eligible to register. You may register for assistance online or by phone - visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. It is very important for disaster survivors to register with FEMA as they may be eligible for disaster assistance such as temporary housing, rental assistance and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as repairing or replacing damaged or destroyed personal property, and medical and dental expenses. Business owners impacted by the storm should register as well. Doing so will help expedite assistance as Small Business Administration and other business recovery programs are approved.
All private nonprofits are encouraged to apply for FEMA Public Assistance if they experiences losses related to Hurricane Matthew. Click here for more information.
County Manager Bobby Outten has reported that some citizens have received denial letters from FEMA after submitting applications for assistance. He explained that in some cases denial letters were sent because of missing or inaccurate information. He encourages anyone receiving a denial letter to follow up with FEMA rather than getting discouraged and throwing the letter away.