09/13/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2017 21:25
FEMA Assistance Now Available
Individual Assistance from FEMA is now available for residents in Volusia County who sustained damage from Hurricane Irma to their primary residence or have losses not covered by insurance or are underinsured.
· If you have insurance and sustained damages, call your insurance company to file an insurance claim. FEMA cannot duplicate assistance for losses that are covered by insurance. However, you may still be eligible for assistance from FEMA for losses not covered by insurance.
· Applying is the first step toward getting FEMA disaster assistance.
FEMA can help eligible applicants pay for uninsured or underinsured home repairs, temporary housing, personal property and other serious disaster-related needs through its grant programs.
How do I apply for disaster help?
Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and a TTY, may call 800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available.
It will take about 15 minutes to apply, but before applicants call or go online, they should gather the following basic information to speed the process:
· Social Security number
· Telephone number where he or she can be reached · Address of the damaged property · Current mailing address · Brief description of disaster-related damages and losses · Insurance information · Bank account address and information