FEMA Starts Door to Door Visits in Harlingen

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Harlingen, Texas–FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams began conducting door to door visits today, July 17, to register people in Harlingen affected by the June 19 – 21 rainstorms.

Many residents here have already taken advantage of the online and phone registration.  The door to door visits are being conducted to ensure that everyone has a chance to solicit federal assistance that is available to the residents of the Rio Grande Valley after the Federal Disaster Declaration by the President of the United States.

The FEMA representative making the home visits will focus on those areas identified by the homeowners themselves who reported to the City they were affected.

Areas such as the west side of Harlingen from Business 83 north toward Wilson Road and then from Bass Boulevard to I69E.

From I69E to Loop 499 and then north of Tyler to Loop 499 and from Rangerville Road to Ed Carey then from Morris Road to I 69 E.

People who have already registered do not have to register again if FEMA representatives stop by their house.  The goal of the door to door visists are being conducted to ensure that everyone has a chance to solicit federal assistance if needed.

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As a reminder, all FEMA representatives making the home visits will provide a federal identification, and will be wearing a FEMA vest.  They will be carrying Ipads to register people electronically.

After registering, people will get a call from a FEMA inspector who will make an appointment to meet with the homeowner to access the damage.  As a reminder, FEMA inspectors/employees do not charge for their service.

FEMA encourages everyone affected by the recent weather events to register because even if you’re denied you may still be eligible to get a Small Business Administration Loan.

The last day to apply for FEMA assistance is Sept. 4. You can also register by phone by calling 1-800-621-3362 or online at DisasterAssistance.gov for English and DisasterAssitance.gov/es for Spanish.

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