How to apply for FEMA disaster assistance

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Trying to apply for FEMA disaster assistance but not sure how? FEMA has put out a list of registration basics for eastern North Carolina residents who are recovering from Hurricane Matthew flooding, which we’ve put below.

Survivors can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362.
• The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Applicants will be asked for the following information:
• Social Security number
• Address of the damaged primary residence
• Description of the damage
• Information about insurance coverage
• A current contact telephone number
• An address where they can receive mail
• Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for:
• Temporary housing
• Essential home repairs
• Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
• Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for businesses of all sizes (including landlords), private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.

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