Deadline to apply for FEMA flood assistance is Wednesday

FEMA offers several ways to apply


HOUSTON – The deadline to apply for federal assistance for people affected by flooding in eight southeast Texas counties ravaged by floods earlier this year is Wednesday night.

The Aug. 10 deadline is for residents in Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller counties that suffered disaster-related damage or losses between May 22 and June 24. 

Registering for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is a two-step process that begins by registering with the agency.

Residents in the designated counties may register for assistance using the following methods:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Phone 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
  • At a disaster recovery center. To find the nearest one, go online to the Disaster Recovery Center Locator at asd.fema.gov/inter/locator.

FEMA grants do not have to be repaid and are untaxed. They will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.

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