Hundreds apply for FEMA assistance

Hundreds of people are still trying to repair the damage caused by flash flooding back in June.

FEMA announced on Friday that help is on the way.

Some Bell County victims began applying for assistance on the Labor Day holiday.

Flood victims here in Bell County are spending their holiday in line waiting on assistance from FEMA.

They might have had other Labor Day plans.

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

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

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

After you register and apply, an inspector will come to your house and assess the damage.

FEMA then decides if you qualify for assistance.

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.


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