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Disaster assistance deadline for those impacted by Hurricane Ida is Dec. 22nd

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Homeowners, renters, business owners and non-profits that experienced property damage or other uninsured losses caused by Hurricane Ida have less than 2 weeks to apply for disaster assistance.  You’re eligible if you live in any of the 8 counties included in the Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance:  Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties.

The deadline is Dec. 22nd.

You can apply for help, update your contact information, ask questions about a letter from FEMA, get information about FEMA home inspections, or learn how to appeal a FEMA decision by:

  • Visiting DisasterAssistance.gov, calling 800-621-3362 or using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are on duty seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST.

You should have the following information available to apply:

  • Address of the primary dwelling where damage occurred;
  • Your current mailing address, telephone number and Social Security number;
  • Your insurance information;
  • Total annual household annual income;
  • Routing and account numbers for checking or savings accounts for direct deposit; and
  • A description of disaster damage and losses.

Applicants should mention any access or functional needs they may have when applying. FEMA can provide American Sign Language and multiple language interpreters, real-time captioning and information in alternate formats such as Braille, large-print, audio and electronic versions. The agency also provides free services to help survivors communicate with its staff and understand FEMA programs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of any size and private nonprofits, including houses of worship, to repair/replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other assets.

Apply for an SBA loan online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call SBA at (800) 659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. That deadline is Dec. 22 as well.

For the latest on the recovery effort following Hurricane Ida, please visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4626. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion4 and www.facebook.com/fema.

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