(Council Bluffs) Residents in Fremont, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, and Harrison Counties that were impacted by the flood are encouraged to sign up for federal disaster aide.
Cynthia Kimber, FEMA Public Information Officer told KSOM/KS95 news, "We want to be sure that all Iowa residents who were impacted by this years flooding and live in the five counties included in the federal disaster declaration to register with FEMA. Kimber says residents should contact FEMA Officials at 800-621-3362, or go online at disasterassistance.gov, and m.fema.gov for smart phone users.
"Once individuals have registered they will receive a packet from FEMA, which may include and SBA loan application. You don't need to own a small business to apply," stated Kimber. "The Small Business Administration is one of the largest funders of disaster recovery dollars, for individuals, small businesses, and for private not-for-profit organizations."
Kimber says it is very important to complete the application and mail it in whether you believe you qualify or not. "If someone is found to be ineligible for an SBA disaster loan, they may be referred back to FEMA for another program called Another Needs Assistance. That program would cover things like essential personnal property and grants for moving and storage expenses that were a direct result of a disaster."
Once again to register, contact FEMA Officials at 800-621-3362, or go online at disasterassistance.gov, and m.fema.gov for smart phone users.
November 2, 2011