Residents of Bowie County that were affected by the winter storm last month are eligible for Fema assistance can register now.

To help Texans navigate their recovery after last month’s severe winter storms, FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program (IA) provides financial assistance and direct services to eligible individuals and households who have uninsured and underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs. IA is not a substitute for insurance and cannot pay for all losses caused by a disaster, but rather is intended to meet basic needs and help survivors get back on their feet. For more information about last month’s winter storms in Texas, visit the FEMA website.

Homeowners insurance is designed to protect your major investments and your home. For the winter storms, insurance typically will cover repairs and damage associate with burst pipes.

Since the Feb. 19 federal disaster declaration, more than $65 million in assistance has been approved for survivors in Texas. FEMA’s Individual Assistance program provides financial assistance to eligible individuals and households who have uninsured and underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs for their primary residence.

The disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for:

Emergency home repairs for disaster-related damage to the primary residence.

Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses.

Lodging expenses reimbursement, for individuals whose home was inaccessible or unhabitable during the disaster, if not covered by insurance or any other program.

Medical expenses incurred from the disaster.

Other serious disaster-related expenses.

You can register for assistance by calling 1-800 621-3362 or visit the disaster assistance website.

 

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