Harris County Added for Individual Assistance for May Floods and Texas Disaster Declaration Incident Period Extended for April Severe Weather
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2016
Harris County Added for Individual Assistance for May Floods and
Disaster Declaration Incident Period Extended for April Severe Weather
(Houston, TX) - The federal government has granted a disaster request for Individual Assistance for Harris County residents who sustained damage or loss from the storms and flooding May 26-June 24, 2016. In addition, more Harris County residents may be eligible for disaster assistance with the announced extension of the Tax Day Flood disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding. The new incident period is April 17-30, 2016.
Harris County Added to May Floods Declaration
Harris County has been added to the June 11th federal disaster declaration that now includes 23 other Texas counties affected by severe weather May 26-June 24.
FEMA assistance may include grants for homeowners and renters to help pay for rent, temporary housing and home repairs, as well as other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs.
Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also are available. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.
Residents can apply for FEMA assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 toll free from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.
Incident Period Extension
Survivors who previously registered with FEMA for damage between April 17-27, whose applications were not fully processed, will be automatically reviewed.
Applicants already registered with FEMA, who had additional damage between April 27-30, should call FEMA at 800-621-3362 to receive an evaluation on whether they may be eligible for additional aid.