FEMA Disaster Relief

May 30, 2015

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Disaster Relief Funds for Harris County

President Barack Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved federal disaster relief funding for Harris County as well as three other Texas counties impacted by severe weather since May 4, 2015.

The full text of the FEMA announcement is available here: http://1.usa.gov/1LUdjrH.

Federal assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

"The presidential disaster declaration, which includes all of Harris County, allows FEMA and other federal agencies to begin providing relief to individuals affected by this most recent flood. Harris County continues to work with local, state and federal partners to finalize damage reports and offer relief," said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in Harris County can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov.

Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585directly. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 1-800-621-3362.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

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