FEMA available to meet those with flood damage

Monday, June 27, 2011

BERRYVILLE -- Residents who wish to lay claim to federal disaster assistance to help them recover from spring floods, winds and hail can meet face-to-face with FEMA representatives at the Berryville Fire Station this week.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday, FEMA officials will be there to help people apply for assistance or answer questions from those who already applied online.

Carroll County was among a handful of counties recently approved for individual assistance.

Public assistance for the county and its municipal agencies was approved earlier.

According to Jason Morris, with the Carroll County Office of Emergency Management, those who already applied online or by phone do not need to report to the fire station unless they want to speak directly with an agent.

He said they are already set up to receive a phone call from an inspector who will schedule a home visit.

In addition to the Individual Assistance Center at the fire station, Morris said FEMA representatives will be going door-to-door county-wide to distribute assistance information. He said they will be carrying a photo ID badge.

Those who wish to apply for assistance will be asked to supply the following:

* A phone number

* Social Security number

* Current mailing address

* Address of affected property

* Brief description of damages

* Insurance information, including policy number.

Residents can still apply by phone at 1-800-621-3362 or online at www.disasteerassistance.gov or at m.fema.gov.

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