FEMA: West residents must register by June 18


To be eligible for financial assistance

POSTED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:53pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 10:33pm

FEMA has announced the deadline for West residents affected by the fertilizer blast in April and it’s less than two weeks away.

June 18 is the day all applications from homeowners, renters and business owners must be in to be eligible for financial aid from the state and federal government.

Monetary aid is available for those with explosion-related damages.

For more information you can also visit disasterassistance.gov

“We’re urging residents with explosion-related damages to apply for FEMA assistance before June 18 and keep us posted of any insurance settlements they may receive,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin L. Hannes of FEMA. “This allows us to continue processing their registrations for any unmet needs.”

A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) is open at the POINTWEST Bank located at 210 N. Roberts Rd in West, Texas. The DLOC hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. At the DLOC, SBA representatives will answer questions, explain the application process, help individuals and businesses apply for low-interest disaster loans and close their approved disaster loans. FEMA Individual Assistance specialists are available at the DLOC to answer questions and provide information on the types of disaster assistance available from FEMA.

“Residents are encouraged to visit the DLOC or they may contact our FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 with any specific questions or concerns,” said Hannes. “We remain committed to helping West survivors until they have received all the state and federal assistance they are eligible for and we will be here as long as needed.”



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