Indian River County approved for FEMA Individual Assistance!

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River

Indian River County has been approved for FEMA Individual Assistance!

Step 1:

Submit a claim to your homeowner’s insurance, if applicable.

Step 2:

If you have experienced damage to your home as the result of Hurricane Irma, you may qualify for FEMA assistance. Apply online at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. 

Click on this link to find out What to expect when you call FEMA:

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2003/05/28/what-expect-when-you-call-fema

When you register for disaster assistance either online or by phone, you will need the following to complete your application.

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the location where the damage occured (pre-disaster address)
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • Routing and account number for your checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into your bank account).
  • A description of your disaster-caused damage and losses

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