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FEMA deadline approaching fast

Posted: 10:46 AM, May 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-07 15:46:54Z

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As people continue to recover from damage caused my flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants to remind people about an important deadline.

FEMA says you will have until May 20 to register for assistance whether you were renting or owned your home and suffered loss due to flooding.

You can do so in a number of ways:

  • Registering is a very important first step to getting help. The FEMA helpline is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CT) every day of the week.
  • Go online anytime to DisasterAssistance.gov .
  • Call 800-621-3362 for assistance

You can read FEMA's full release below:

If you were affected by the severe winter storms, straight line winds and flooding that occurred nearly two months ago and haven’t registered for help from FEMA, why wait? Do it now!

Take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help with your recovery.

If you are a homeowner or renter with disaster-related damage in the 27 designated counties and the Santee Sioux Nation, register now before it’s too late.

Did you not register because:

  • You simply didn’t know that FEMA offers help to homeowners and renters whose homes were damaged?
  • Register with FEMA before the May 20th deadline to learn about the help that may be available to you.

  • You kept putting off registering because you were too busy and didn’t remember to register until the evening, and thought everything would be closed?
  • Registering is a very important first step to getting help. The FEMA helpline is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CT) every day of the week.
  • Go online anytime to DisasterAssistance.gov .

  • You are confused about the process of registering with FEMA?
  • FEMA is there to help you. Make the phone call (800-621-3362) or go online to the website ( DisasterAssistance.gov ). Ask questions and you will get answers.

  • You thought talking with your county officials or the American Red Cross would automatically make you eligible for FEMA aid?
  • The only way for you to be eligible for federal help is for you, the homeowner, renter or as the business owner, to register with FEMA.

  • You thought the damage to your property would not be eligible for federal help?
  • Let FEMA make the decision to determine if you qualify for federal assistance.

  • You thought that since you already cleaned up and made repairs you couldn’t apply for assistance?
  • You can register with FEMA even after you make repairs. It is helpful to have photographs of the damage. It also helps if you keep all repair receipts.

  • You thought others needed the federal aid more than you?
  • No one is denied aid because of someone else’s need. If you are eligible for assistance, FEMA will provide funds to help you start the recovery process.