FEMA Assistance

Individual Disaster Assistance for the Dec 17-21, 2023 Winter Storm

If you know someone who had property damage in December’s storm, please get word to them.

Federal funding assistance for the December storm has been approved for individuals. If you had property or vehicle damage during the Dec 17-21 storm, or insurance deductibles left after a claim, you may be eligible for direct assistance or a low interest disaster-loan through the Small Business Administration. Call 1-800-621-3362 or apply at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

When you call, please have the following available:
•Your address with zip code
•Condition of your damaged home
•Insurance information, if available
•Social Security number
•Phone number where you can be contacted
•Address where you can get mail or email address to receive electronic notifications

We have been advised that if you are asked to fill out an SBA disaster-loan application you should do so. It is the first step in determining if you qualify for additional (direct) assistance, and even if approved for a loan, you do not have to take the loan.

FEMA assistance does not affect other federal benefits.

Please be aware: If a FEMA inspector comes to your residence, they will have FEMA ID. They will NOT ask for ANY money or credit card information.

Direct Deposit: Disaster assistance funds can be sent directly to your bank account. Please provide your bank account type, account number and bank routing number.

Stay in touch with FEMA: When you apply, you will receive a FEMA registration number. Save it. You will need the number whenever you contact FEMA.