Harvey Aid Deadline Extended: Here's How to Sign Up


Texans affected by Harvey now have until Nov. 30 to register for federal assistance.

The original deadline was Nov. 24.

Federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged homes for eligible individuals and families who have suffered losses as a result of the storm.

Additionally, grants may be available to help with other expenses such as medical and dental care, child care, funeral and burial costs, replacing essential household items, moving and storage, vehicle repairs and some clean-up items.

Renters and homeowners must be in a designated county to qualify for assistance. Those counties are, in alphabetical order: 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, Waller, Walker and Wharton.

You can register in one of several ways:

--Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

--Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

--Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download it, visit fema.gov/mobile-app.

--Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center. Find the locations at www.fema.gov/DRC.

The following information is helpful when registering:

--Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address).

--Current mailing address.

--Current telephone number.

--Insurance information.

--Total household annual income.

--Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account).

--A description of disaster-caused damage and losses.

For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page atwww.fema.gov/disaster/4332, or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region6 Twitter account attwitter.com/FEMARegion6, or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.



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