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Deadline to apply for FEMA fire aid is Monday

Jackson County Emergency Operations Center officials are urging those impacted by the Almeda and South Obenchain fires to register immediately for Federal Emergency Disaster Agency aid.

The deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 30.

“With the holiday weekend, we are concerned that those that have suffered a loss from these fires and have not registered with FEMA will get busy and will miss the deadline,” said Jackson County Emergency Operations Center Director John Vial. “The deadline to register for FEMA assistance has been moved once, and I’m doubtful they will move it again. While we recognize that some will not be eligible for FEMA assistance, many will be, and we urge anyone who has been impacted to register before Nov. 30, 2020.”

As of Tuesday, 4,551 Jackson County individuals had registered with FEMA. FEMA has awarded $20.8 million in aid through its Individuals and Households Program, of which $16.9 million has been for housing assistance and $3.9 million for other needs.

To apply, see disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 or TTY: 800-462-7585. The toll-free phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week.

Survivors may apply by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov, checking the FEMA mobile app, or calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.