Halloween is FEMA's deadline for Isaac assistance

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - Mississippians who suffered loss from Hurricane Isaac have one week to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register for assistance is Wednesday, Oct. 31.

That date is also the cutoff for applying with the U.S. Small Business Administration for loans to repair physical damage. To register, call 800-621-3362 or go online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

After you register, stay in touch with FEMA to track your application, or notify FEMA of changes to your mailing address, phone number or email address. Also notify the agency if you receive an insurance settlement or discover additional damage.

To reach FEMA:

  • Go online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Visit m.fema.gov from a Smartphone
  • Dial 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585
  • For those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services, call 800-621-3362.
  • The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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