Federal declaration clears way for local residents to apply for FEMA assistance
The federal government today granted a federal disaster request for Individual Assistance for residents in several Texas counties including Stephens County.
According to an email from Traci L. Brasher with the Texas Department of Public Safety, this means residents who suffered damage from the May severe weather in Stephens County can start registering for FEMA Assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
If residents have already registered with FEMA for this incident period, they do not need to do so again
FEMA inspectors will begin making appointments with residents that applied for assistance after they submit their necessary insurance documentation to FEMA.
The email said that in all presidentially declared counties for Individual Assistance, when an applicant registers with FEMA and becomes eligible for a Damaged Housing Inspection, the inspection is sent to a FEMA contractor inspector.
The inspector contacts the applicant to set up an appointment for a time and date and also goes over what documentation needs to be provided for proof of residency. Then the inspector meets with the applicant at the residence and performs their inspection.