FEMA adds 31 Texas Counties to Individual Assistance Eligibility List – Website Makes it Easy to Determine if You Are Eligible.
Feb. 24, 2021
Late on Tuesday (Feb. 23), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced
that Texas homeowners and renters in 31 additional counties who suffered damage from last week’s winter storm may now apply for Individual Disaster Assistance. This brings the number of counties in Texas in which individuals are eligible to apply for FEMA assistance to 108 and includes a majority of the counties in the Central Texas Conference (Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Hamilton, Runnels, Somervell and Young counties are not yet included). All 254 Texas counties are eligible for Public FEMA assistance, which includes “houses of worship.” For more on Public and Individual FEMA assistance eligibility, visit fema.gov/fact-sheet/understanding-fema-individual-assistance-and-public-assistance
More counties are likely to be added to the Individual Assistance list in the coming days. FEMA has made it easy for folks to see if they are eligible by going to disasterassistance.gov
and typing in their Zip Code to see if their area is eligible.
As a reminder, any person or organization that is insured, must file a claim with their insurance company as soon as possible prior to requesting FEMA assistance. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be eligible for federal assistance. The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov
The Central Texas Conference continues to work on ways to assist local churches during this time. Please continue to watch ctcumc.org/winter-storm-response-2021
for the latest info and updates.