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FEMA reps arrive in Hillsborough to help storm survivors
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FEMA reps arrive in Hillsborough to help storm survivors

Hillsborough County, Florida--  A two-person team from Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Relations is on the ground in Hillsborough County to help those impacted by Tropical Storm Debby. This team will be going door-to-door to help those residents who need financial or other assistance understand how to register for federal assistance.

The FEMA team will be in our community working seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for as long as there is a need.

Residents who feel they have been impacted by Tropical Storm Debby should call 800-621-FEMA (3362) to register. The TTY number is 800-462-7585. Residents can also apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Residents need to register by Sept 6, 2012.

By registering, home owners, renters and businesses may be eligible to receive assistance for their homes or other property, and lost wages. Assistance will vary with each case.

During this 10-minute phone registration, residents will need to have the following information available:

  • Social Security Number of the heads of household
  • Private insurance information, if available
  • Address and zip code of the damaged property
  • Directions to the damaged home or property
  • A telephone number where a message can be left
  • An address where mail can be received

Once registered, a FEMA inspector will be sent to the damaged property to make a report. The resident will then receive a detailed summary of the federal assistance available to them.

Any resident who feels they were impacted by Tropical Storm Debby is encouraged to register for federal aid, even if they have insurance, as quickly as possible. The FEMA assistance may be able to fill the gaps of their insurance or address issues that arise after a homeowner’s insurance claim is settled.

Once registered, a FEMA inspector will be sent to the damaged property to make a report. The resident will then receive a detailed summary of the federal assistance available to them.

Any resident who feels they were impacted by Tropical Storm Debby is encouraged to register for federal aid, even if they have insurance, as quickly as possible. The FEMA assistance may be able to fill the gaps of their insurance or address issues that arise after a homeowner’s insurance claim is settled.

Release courtesy of Hillsborough County

 

 

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