Farmer not finding federal disaster relief

By Anthony Antoine | aantoine@wcia.com

Published 12/04 2013 05:25PM

Updated 12/04 2013 05:38PM

TUSCOLA -- One farmer who turned to FEMA for disaster aid after last month's tornadoes is coming up empty-handed. He was denied.

His home is under-insured and the insurance company will not cover his greenhouse. It puts Robert Kleiss in a tough position.

Most of his house was blown away by the tornado. For his business, he sells fruits and vegetables. For help, he went online and registered with FEMA, but was not eligible. He says this might be the last straw.

FEMA says, even if you're not eligible online, call the toll-free phone number and go over the application with customer service. It might be a question which was answered wrong or a piece of paper needed from your insurance company.

Small Business Administration
(800) 659 - 2955
www.sba.gov

FEMA
(800) 621 - 3362
TTY (800) 462 - 7585
www.DisasterAssistance.gov

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