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FEMA extends application deadline for Harvey victims in 41 Texas counties

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HOUSTON – The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance after Hurricane Harvey was extended Thursday for residents of 41 counties in Texas.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said that people in the designated counties have until Nov. 24 to register for disaster assistance

The counties are: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.

People can apply in a variety of ways, including online at disasterassistance.gov, via the FEMA mobile app, via phone by calling 800-621-3362 between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and in person at the nearest Disaster Recovery Center. Click or tap here to find the closest center.

The extension also applies to small business owners who can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Click or tap here or call 800-659-2955 for more information about that process.

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