They join seven counties already designated for state and federal help to individuals:
Those who live in
If you have registered with
Here is a step-by-step process to get started:
* Document your damage - photos/video, list of damaged contents.
* Contact your insurance agent to see if there is coverage under homeowners, renters and/or flood insurance policies. You will need to submit insurance settlement information or denial to
Next, register with
* Go online to www.disasterassistance.gov
* Download the
* Call toll-free 1-800-621-3362. Lines are open from
After applying with
Residents and business owners should apply immediately if referred to SBA as part of the overall federal disaster recovery process, and they should not wait for insurance claims to be settled. There is no cost to apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan and no obligation to accept one, if approved.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has faced discrimination, call