Thursday, October 9, 2008

Apply to FEMA for flood damage assistance

Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Representatives are in the area to help those who have been affected by the storms and floods starting Sept. 12.

To reach them for information or assistance, call the toll-free application number: (800) 621-3362 any time n 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice. For people who use TTY, call (800) 462-7585. Flood victims can also apply online at www.fema.gov.

Before calling or going online, have the following information available: your legal name (no nicknames or abbreviations; current phone number and Social Security number; a list of damages and losses you suffered; the name of your insurance company and policy number, and bank account coding if you wish to speed assistance by using direct deposit.

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