(STATEHOUSE) August 4, 2008 - State Rep. Amos Thomas (R-Brazil) is encouraging all who were affected by the June flooding who have not yet applied for federal assistance to do so now, as the deadline for individual assistance is quickly approaching. The last day to apply for federal assistance for flood damage through FEMA is August 11.
All counties in House District 44, Parke, Putnam, Clay and Vigo, were designated for individual assistance.
"Although the flood is over a month behind us, there are many in our area who are still feeling the effects of this tragedy," said Rep. Thomas. "I do not want anyone in our area to go without the aid they need, but time is running out."
Those affected by the disaster must register with FEMA to be eligible for federal assistance.
You may access the FEMA application at https://www.disasteraid.fema.gov/IAC/language.do?language=en or by calling 800-621-FEMA.
You should have the following information ready when you apply:
FEMA may refer you to apply for an SBA loan. This is because to be eligible for FEMA assistance, you must file an SBA loan application. You may always choose to decline the loan. The deadline for applying for SBA loans is the same for filing for individual assistance: Aug. 11, 2008. You may apply for an SBA loan by calling 800-488-5223.
If you have any additional questions regarding disaster aid and deadlines, visit www.in.gov/gov/3889.htm or contact Rep. Thomas through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Statehouse at 1-800-382-9841.