Aurora, Ill. – Illinoisans who were affected by the April 16 to May 5 severe weather and who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance have only two weeks left to call FEMA’s toll-free registration line at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 to find out if they are eligible for disaster assistance.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, is the deadline to register for assistance.
Multilingual phone operators are available. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.
Residents also may register online at www.disasterassistance.gov
or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. It is not necessary to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to register with FEMA.
“As the registration deadline approaches, we urge homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured losses during the severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding of April 16 to May 5, to register for assistance,” said W. Michael Moore, the federal official in charge of disaster recovery. “It is important that applicants leave determination of eligibility for assistance to federal program experts and not automatically disqualify themselves.”
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.