Hermine Recovery Assistance Available Until Nov. 28
FEMA has announced that Monday, Nov. 28 is the last day for homeowners, renters and business owners affected by Hurricane Hermine in Leon County to register for federal disaster assistance.
Survivors who need to register for assistance or have questions regarding the application or appeals process may visit online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call by phone (voice 711 or Video Relay Service/VRS) at (800) 621-3362 (TTY users should call (800) 462-7585). The toll-free lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
Low-income survivors may be eligible for free disaster legal assistance. The legal assistance hotline at (866) 550-2929 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Those who qualify for assistance will be matched with Florida lawyers who have volunteered to provide free, limited legal help.
More information can be found at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI.
For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov or Alison Faris, City of Tallahassee Communications, at (850) 891-8533 / Alison.Faris@Talgov.com .
On September 28, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a federal disaster declaration for Leon County. Such a declaration will help provide assistance to individuals and households in Tallahassee and Leon County affected by Hurricane Hermine. In addition, Leon County will receive assistance for emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster damaged facilities.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
FEMA teams are in the field going door-to-door in the hardest hit areas. Those representaties can register homeowners at that time, but you can also register online and by phone at the information above. No need to wait for a team to visit your home.
Updates will be posted here as the process continues.
There are no Active Events at this time.
In the event of an emergency, information will first be communicated via Gov Delivery, the County alert system, to all individuals who have enrolled in the system, and also made available on the home page of the County's Web site. Please refer to the procedures on this website to make sure you are prepared for any situation.
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