FEMA officials say that all those affected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for assistance. Brock Long of FEMA spoke at a press conference today and gave advice on the process to get help.
The agency has already dispense $35 million in relief in the three days since the storm slammed into Houston and cause the worst flood in modern history.
They have received 195,000 claims as of today.
FEMA offers rent, repair and personal property assistance. All those affected by the storm should first contact their insurance company and then go to disasterassistance.org or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Claimants will have an inspector assigned to their claim who will come out and assess the damage.
For those who do not have flood insurance, he said the first step is to contact the Small Business Administration for a low interest loan.
Long also said Harris County asks everyone with damage to let them know by going to readyharris.org and click on the bright red link with an exclamation point.
Due to the high volume of need following Hurricane Harvey, Crisis Clean up is providing a phone number to call and leave a message relating to your need. Call 1-800-451-1954 to report your need. This number will be available through Sept. 15. This is not a line for urgent needs. It is likely going to take some time to get to all those with a need.