FEMA offering assistance for cleanup to residents who qualify


FEMA will be offering assistance to residents who qualify for cleaning and sanitation.

According to a press release, if a home was damaged in the recent severe storms and tornadoes, but the home is still safe to live in, homeowners may qualify for up to $300 to assist with the cleanup. The assistance is for eligible homeowners and renters whose homes were damaged between May 24-27.

Residents may qualify if:

– they live in a county designated for Individual Assistance: currently Baxter, Benton, Boone and Marion counties;

– if they own their home and a FEMA inspection determines it was damaged by the disaster, but is habitable;

– if they are a renter and the inspector notes that they can live on the property, but cleanup is needed or has already been done;

– the damage is not covered by your insurance;

– FEMA determines your disaster-damaged home is safe to occupy; and

– receipts are saved from any supplies, materials or paid help.

To apply for FEMA assistance, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, download the FEMA App or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Calls are accepted from 6 until 10 Central Time. Help is available in most languages; if anyone uses a relay service such as video relay service (VRS) or captioned telephone service, give FEMA your number for that service when calling.

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