Houston Newsmakers Sept. 24: FEMA says there's still time to register

HOUSTON – Harvey recovery are the topics on this week's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall.

Peter Herrick Jr. is spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and says those wanting or needing FEMA's help still have time to register. 

"We've still got about a month left and we're going to make sure that as we start approaching that deadline, we're going to be hammering out information that the deadline is approaching, make sure you apply," he said. 

Anyone who lives within any of the 39 disaster declared counties and has sustained damage as a result of Harvey is eligible to apply.

Herrick talks about FEMA's programs that provide funds for homeowners needing repairs or for temporary housing for owners or renters and the financial limits on how much the federal government can provide and much more.  

In addition to the FEMA information found below. This website has important information about Harris County housing, debris removal, insurance information and FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers that are open: http://harrisrecovery.org/ AND  www.click2Houston/flood 


Mike Feigin is the owner and CEO of Design Tech Homes and DTH Renovation & Remodeling and says there is a great deal of confusion among homeowners needing repairs. 

VIDEO: Houston Newsmakers: Mike Feigin discusses confusion among homeowners needing repairs

"It's a little bit different this time because it's really devastating," he said. "These homes were under water for 12, even 14 days so there's a lot of things you need to consider when you get back into your home. It's not just an easy cut out your sheet rock and get your life back in order."

Feigin has put together information to help homeowners decide what course of action they should consider when putting their homes back together: http://bit.ly/2hl4pje 


The Kroger Mobile Pharmacy was on site at the GRB Convention Center to fill prescriptions for evacuees whose medications were left behind. Dr. Marla Fielder is the Director of Pharmacy for Kroger’s Southwest Division and says the days were long but the experience was worth it. 

Houston Newsmakers: Dr. Marla Fielder discusses her experience at GRB

"You're hungry, you're sleepy, you need to figure out what's going on with your own home," she said. "But the closer I got to the George R. Brown the more strength that I got. Because I knew it was the right thing to do and it was an amazing feeling. The people that worked there are changed forever." 

Fielder says the mobile pharmacy is still up and running and will continue for several more weeks. More on the Mobile Pharmacy in this Newsmakers Extra segment below.

VIDEO: Newsmakers Extra

More information:

Peter Harrick Jr. , Spokesperson, Federal Emergency Management, 800-621-FEMA(3362, www.disasterAssistance.gov  Twitter: @FEMARegion6 

Mike Feigin, Owner/CEO Design Tech Homes, DTH Renovation & Remodeling, 281-301-1291, www.dth.com   Twitter: @DTHCustomHomes

Marla Fielder, Pharm.D. , 713-507-4800, www.thekrogerco.com  Twitter: @kroger

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