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Residents, Business Owners Can Now Apply for FEMA Assistance

Post Date:10/13/2016 12:55 PM
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced details for Greenville homeowners, renters, and business owners to register for federal disaster assistance if they experienced loss or damages as a result of Hurricane Matthew.logo-white


Residents and business owners may register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by downloading the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For people using TTY, the number is 1-800-462-7585. These toll-free numbers will operate from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM (local time) seven days a week until further notice.


Homeowners and renters can apply for grant assistance to help with rent, temporary housing and home repairs to their primary residences, as well as other serious disaster-related needs, such as personal and necessary items, moving and storage expenses, transportation, medical and dental expenses, or funeral and burial reinternment costs caused by the disaster.


Other relief programs include crisis counseling and legal assistance. Individuals should also contact their insurance company to file an insurance claim. FEMA is unable to duplicate insurance payments. However, those without insurance or who may be underinsured may still receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.


The City of Greenville is currently looking to establish a location where affected individuals can meet with representatives from FEMA. When times and details become available, they will be announced.

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