Volusia County residents whose primary
residence sustained damages from Hurricane Irma, who are not covered by
insurance or who are underinsured, are now eligible to register/apply for
Individual Assistance from FEMA.
If your primary residence was damaged and you
have insurance, call your insurance company to file an insurance claim as FEMA
will not duplicate assistance for losses covered by insurance. You may
still be eligible for assistance from FEMA for damages not covered by your
Registering/applying is your first step in
getting disaster assistance. If eligible, disaster assistance can pay for
uninsured or underinsured home repairs, temporary housing, personal property
and other needs through its programs.
You can register/apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by
calling FEMA toll free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Applicants using 711 or
Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. Applicants who are deaf,
hard of hearing or have a speech disability and a TTY, please call
800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available.
The registration/application process takes
approximately 15-20 minutes. Before calling or going online to
register/apply, having the information below will help to speed up the process:
Social Security number
Telephone number where he/ she can be reached
Address of the damaged property
Current mailing address
Brief description of disaster-related damages and losses
Bank account address and information
Residents with damages are encouraged to
register/apply as soon as possible.