FEMA Aid for Tornado Relief

By: Will Harkins Email
By: Will Harkins Email

It has been 11 weeks since devastating tornadoes ripped a path of destruction across Mississippi. Louisville was one of the hardest hit locations that day and recovery efforts are still underway.

The deadline to register with FEMA or apply for a low interest loan expired two weeks ago. Eleven weeks is a long time, but some may still need help and FEMA urges everyone to stay in touch with FEMA just in case you need additional help.

Susan Solomon, FEMA information officer, says, "Keep in touch with FEMA, and check on your application. If you have need for additional housing, your temporary housing that you located might have expired. You want to go ahead and call FEMA back and they may be able to help you with housing assistance."

You may have been denied help, but Solomon says you should still call back; small mistakes could have been the reason you were denied and you could still get aid, if those items are corrected.

Solomon says, "Take that letter and call 1-800-621-FEMA and ask the person you speak with if you need to supply some more information."

She says staying in touch with FEMA is also important because damage might be greater than previously thought, and additional help can be given.

She says, "You may find you have more damage than you thought and you can call FEMA back at the 1-800-621-FEMA(3368), if you've already registered, and ask for another inspection."


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