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FEMA Deadline Is Here
An important deadline for victims of the Nov. 17th tornadoes has arrived.
Monday is the last day the Federal Emergency Management Agency will accept disaster assistance registrations. The original deadline was Jan. 23, but FEMA granted the extension over concerns that a string of federal holidays and extreme winter weather may have prevented some people from registering.
The deadline doesn't mean FEMA will no longer provide help to storm victims.
"You just need to be in the system by the deadline. The federal disaster assistance will continue to flow after that to all eligible tornado survivors," FEMA spokesperson Deanna Frazier explained.
Frazier says registration is free, and could result in a nice payoff.
"The average grant is $4,500. That may not sound like a lot, but for somebody who doesn't have it, that $4,500 can go a long way," she said.
She says even if you have insurance, FEMA can provide some help. There is no obligation, financial or otherwise, to register with the Agency. Click here for more information.