FEMA issues instructions & guidelines for help

Published 12/04 2013 01:26PM

Updated 12/04 2013 05:49PM

ILLINOIS -- FEMA has specific instructions and guidelines for those recovering from storm damage to follow:

  • Call your insurance company
  • Register with FEMA for assistance
  • (800) 621 - 3362
  • TTY (800) 462 - 7585
  • www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Write down and save 9-digit FEMA registration number (this number is the only way FEMA will be able to access your information later)
  • Meet with FEMA housing inspector (call to request appointment; if haven't gotten call within 2-weeks of registering, call again)
  • Complete and return Small Business Administration application (whether business or individual; both FEMA and SBA use same application for different purposes)
  • Call FEMA if you receive any letters you don't understand or haven't heard from FEMA within 2-weeks
  • Update FEMA with any changes to status (address, phone number, insurance payments received)

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