Apr 19

[ARCHIVED] Update on Available Assistance

The original item was published from April 19, 2017 8:35 am to April 19, 2017 8:36 am

For renters who lost personal belongs in the April 29 storm, there is now a mechanism to register a claim with FEMA. Here’s the item from the May 13 issue of Upwords, Mayor Hayward’s e-newsletter:

Help for renters

FEMA’s “Individual Assistance” is available to renters and anyone who has lost personal belongings in the recent flood is encouraged to file a claim with FEMA.

Applicants may register at FEMA’s main Disaster Recovery Center at the Brownsville Community Center, 3100 West Desoto Street, or they can register by calling FEMA at (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call (800) 621-3362. Operators are multilingual and calls are answered seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT. You can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.