FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended

NEBRASKA – At the request of Governor Pete Ricketts, homeowners, renters, and business owners in Nebraska counties designated for federal assistance non have until June 19 to register for federal assistance.

Nate Custer, public information officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, explains why the deadline was extended.

It gives these people, especially in the counties which were added on to the declaration beyond the initial point, gives them the full 60 days that is normally provided from the time a declaration is declared, to go ahead and register with FEMA. So we want people who have not done that or maybe they felt they didn’t or should not register because the folks down the street had more damage or needed the help more than they do. That’s not a reason to hold back, it costs you nothing to register, you’re considered on a case by case basis for help in uninsured losses, be they just minor all the way up to catastrophic.

Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster grants for qualified homeowners and renters may help pay for basic repairs to make a home habitable again, provide temporary rental assistance, and provide assistance for serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources.

You can visit disasterassistance.gov for more information and to apply. You can also get questions answered by calling the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362.

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