Assistance available for flood damage victims in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/16/10

Assistance available for flood damage victims in Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Individual Assistance has been declared by President Obama for Lubbock County, according to officials with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The deadline to register for assistance is Oct. 4 for Lubbock County residents who sustained damages resulting from Hurricane Alex and the flooding that followed.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Lubbock County. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

FEMA will open a mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Slaton on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Lubbock County joins Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Maverick, Starr, Val Verde, Webb, and Zapata counties that are eligible for Individual Assistance.

Disaster survivors are encouraged to register for assistance before visiting the DRCs by calling

1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. Tele-registration hours are 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.

(Click Here) to register online.

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