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Week Left for Somerset Co. Victims of Sandy to Apply for Assistance

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CRISFIELD, Md.- Just one week remains for those residents of Somerset County who have yet to apply for federal and state disaster assistance. FEMA said it will continue to process existing assistance applications, but the deadline to call and apply is Tuesday, Feb. 12. 

There are three ways to begin the application process.  You may call FEMA's toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585.  Both numbers are available from 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week until further notice, and multilingual operators are also available to answer your call. Residents with Internet access now have the option to register on the agency's website at www.disasterassistance.gov where valuable recovery information is also available.

Persons affected by Hurricane Sandy also can apply for federal assistance through a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. Visit m.fema.gov and follow the link to apply online for federal assistance and other recovery help.

Even if you have insurance, you may still be eligible for disaster assistance. 

Assistance available to those impacted by the disaster includes grants for temporary disaster housing; repairing disaster-damaged primary homes to a safe and sanitary living condition, and other disaster-related needs and expenses not covered by insurance or other assistance programs.  

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest loans for individuals and businesses to repair or replace damaged property. 

For information about SBA programs or to find a location nearby, applicants may call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339), or visit SBA's website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Individuals may also contact SBA by email at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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