Deadline for Assistance with Damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Extended Again

If you suffered damage during Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee, you may still qualify for help. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline to December 14.

“We’ve extended the registration deadline because the number of new registrations remains high and we want to ensure that everyone who needs to register and has not yet done so has the opportunity to register for assistance,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Thomas J. McCool. “Our goal is to ensure that all eligible Irene and Lee survivors have ample time to seek disaster aid.”

Disaster assistance includes grants to help pay for temporary housing needs, essential home repairs and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance. Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are also available for homeowners, renters, and business owners to repair or replace property.

To register with FEMA:

Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Operators are available seven days a week from 7 AM to 10 PM. To use TTY, call 1-800-462-7585.

Register online at

Access from a tablet or smartphone at

If you use 711 or Video Relay Service, (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

If you have a disability or need assistance registering, call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362

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