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Wednesday is the Deadline to Apply for FEMA Funds

Residents have two days left to apply for assistance with damages resulting from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

If you sustained losses or damages from or , time is running out to register for help.

According to a release issued by the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, this Wednesday, Dec. 14 is the deadline to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA must have your application by the end of business that afternoon.

You can apply in a number of ways:

What you’ll need when you apply:

  1. Your Social Security number (including your spouse).
  2. Private insurance information, if available.
  3. Address and zip code of the damaged property.
  4. Directions to the damaged home or property.
  5. Daytime telephone number and current mailing address.

Even if you are unsure of your eligibility, or if you’re not sure if you intend on receiving assistance, it’s important to register with FEMA. By doing so, it lets FEMA know where damage occurred – which can be helpful in trying to prevent similar damage in the future.

If you don’t register by Dec. 14, you will not be eligible for any FEMA assistance, even if minor issues now grow into larger problems later.

In Montgomery County, so far there have been more than 3,200 registrations as a result of the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

For more information, contact Tim Elbertson, Community Outreach Coordinator, Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, at 610-631-6510 or email telberts@montcopa.org

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