Hurricane Harvey survivors may apply for federal assistance if affected by Imelda


Even those who have registered for federal assistance because they suffered damage from Hurricane Harvey can register for assistance if affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.

Federal aid does not stop after applying for, and/or receiving assistance from a single disaster. Assistance may be available to those who received assistance from a previous, federally declared disaster.

Survivors that applied for aid after Hurricane Harvey and who sustained damage from Tropical Storm Imelda must reapply for aid – their application and aid from Harvey does not cover them for damages incurred from Imelda.

Texas homeowners, renters and business owners in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange and San Jacinto counties may apply for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses incurred from Sept. 17-23, 2019. The deadline to apply for assistance is Dec. 3.

Homeowners and renters may be eligible for grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.

To register, visit or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages and phone lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.


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