FEMA Assistance Deadline Extended

If you are looking for FEMA assistance from the flooding in October, the deadline has been extended to January 4, 2016.

That is for deadlines pertaining to home assistance with FEMA and Small Business Administration.

In South Carolina there were 24 counties that were designated for assistance for FEMA individual or households program.

That includes four Upstate counties of Greenville, Spartanburg, Newberry, and Greenwood.

If your claim has been denied, you have 60 days from the letter’s arrival to appeal the claim.

So far Greenville County has received $54,471 in grants and 23 households have been deemed eligible for assistance.

Spartanburg County has received $110,976 in grants and 28 households have been deemed eligible for assistance.

Newberry County has received $140,457 in grants and 85 households have been deemed eligible for assistance.

Greenwood County has received $371,465 in grants and 127 households have been deemed eligible for assistance.

Flood survivors who sustained losses in the designated counties can apply for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) . Disaster assistance applicants who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-FEMA (3362). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate 7 AM to 10 PM seven days a week until further notice

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