The Federal Emergency Management Agency granted yet another deadline extension to apply for federal and state aid for damage caused by Hurricane Ike.
Those who sustained damage or losses from the storm now have until Feb. 20 to submit their disaster aid application.
The Governor’s Division of Emergency Management had requested the additional extension, citing a continued flow of new applications from individuals seeking disaster assistance.
Homeowners, renters, and business owners who choose to register may be eligible for grants to help pay for temporary housing needs, essential home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other sources. Business owners can also apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to repair or replace real or personal property.
“If you’ve delayed registering for FEMA assistance, please do it now,” Federal Coordinating Officer Stephen M. De Blasio said “FEMA wants to help Texans who need and qualify for assistance, but we can’t help you if you don’t register.”
Those who had damage or uninsured losses and have not yet registered can do so online at www.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Several FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers remain open to serve disaster victims. A complete list of centers is available at www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/dr1791_drc_list.htm.