FW: December 13th Deadline


I wanted to share this message from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. If you were affected by Hurricane Michael, the deadline to register for assistance through FEMA is December 13, 2018. You can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362.

As always, don't hesitate to reach out to my team if we can be of assistance. You can contact our Atlanta office at 404-865-0087 and our Washington office at 202-224-3521. 

Two Weeks Left To Register For Assistance With FEMA

ATLANTA -- Only two weeks remain for Georgians affected by Hurricane Michael to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Even if you think you don’t qualify because you have insurance or too little damage, you may still be eligible for assistance. Registering is the only way to find out. The December 13 deadline is approaching, so anyone who hasn’t registered should do so as soon as possible. 

FEMA Housing Assistance grants may cover rental assistance, home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance. Other Needs Assistance grants may be available to replace personal property and help meet disaster-related medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable-aid programs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, homeowners, renters and certain private nonprofit organizations for losses not covered by insurance.

The SBA may lend up to $200,000 to repair or replace a primary residence and up to $40,000 to renters and homeowners to repair or replace personal property damaged or destroyed in the disaster. Up to $2 million may be available for businesses for uncompensated disaster losses.

Register with FEMA before December 13 -- don’t miss the deadline. Register by: 

  • Going online to www.disasterassistance.gov/. 
  • Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available; press 2 for a Spanish language operator. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, seven days a week. 
  • Visiting any Disaster Recovery Center in any state for assistance. To find the location of all open DRCs, use the FEMA Mobile app or visit www.FEMA.gov/DRC.