Thursday, May 19, 2011

FEMA Specialists Go Door-to-Door

Posted By on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM

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Disaster experts from both the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are canvassing neighborhoods throughout West Tennessee to spread the word about FEMA assistance following the flood.

The representatives are offering advice on how to apply for FEMA money, and some FEMA inspectors are already visiting flooded sites to document property damage.

After flood victims have registered with FEMA, they're assigned an inspector to document property damage. Victims are encouraged to photograph any damage before beginning any sort of clean-up, but they do not have to wait for an inspection to begin rebuilding. Flood victims should also contact their insurance companies to file a claim.

A few FEMA officials will also be at Lowe's at 585 N. Perkins to offer advice to residents on protecting their homes from future disasters. They'll be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday, May 23rd.

For more on FEMA flood assistance, read Hannah Sayle's story from this week's Flyer.

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