Disaster Assistance for June Flood Victims

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

They might have had other Labor Day plans.

"I want to go to the lake and stay but we have too much clean up and too much work to do." said Debbie Bolt.

But the victims of June's flood are hoping it's not a wasted day.

"I need assistance bad and i know a lot of other people do too." said Edna Baker.

On Friday ... a declaration from FEMA granted individual assistance to flood victims.

"If FEMA don't help us or can't help us then I don't know what we are going to do." added Baker.

Which is why so many people turned out to the Disaster Recovery Center in Middlesboro.

"They can register on the computer, on internet, or they can register over the phone." said Don Wade, Disaster Recover Manager.

After you register and apply ... an inspector will come to your house and assess the damage. FEMA then decides if you qualify for assistance.

Now FEMA also announced that Knox and Perry counties are available for assistance. They can apply by using this same process. FEMA officials say those in Bell, Knox, and Perry counties affected by the flood have until October 31st to apply for assistance.

For more information on applying for disaster relief visit: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

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