STATE – Monday, Oct. 31, is the last day for residents affected by Hurricane Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance.
There are three ways to register – go to www.disasterassistance.gov or m.fema.gov or call FEMA toll-free, 1-800-621-3262 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs and who use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service to call 1-800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available.
FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (They will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, for Columbus Day.) Assistance is available online at any time, or through the FEMA Helpline, 1-800-621-3262 (FEMA), between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., ET. Survivors are encouraged to register for disaster assistance before visiting a DRC.
Residents can find the DRC closest to them online at: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm
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