FEMA_logo2015Federal funding is now available to homeowners and renters in Marshall County for temporary housing and home repairs as well as low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses after severe storms and flooding on February 14 – March 4, 2018.

Disaster Recovery Centers are open in Saint Joseph and Elkhart counties to help local survivors.  Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and business owners. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the Small Business Association and the State of Indiana are available to provide assistance to anyone filling out their applications or updating their status. DRC locations include the Leighton Center at 534 North Michigan Street in South Bend and 608 Oakland Avenue in Elkhart.  The centers are open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week.

As of May 17, more than $1.1 million in FEMA assistance has been approved to help Indiana residents recover from the February flooding, and nearly 900 registrations have been received.  Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams are out in impacted neighborhoods to provide one-on-one service to survivors.

If your home was damaged by the February 14 – March 4, 2018 severe storms and flooding, you can apply for FEMA assistance.  Apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

Survivors are urged to verify the identity of individuals requesting to inspect their homes or register them for disaster assistance. Protect yourself by taking the following steps:

  • Ask to see official identification badges. FEMA inspectors will already have applicants’ nine digit registration number and they will never require banking or other personal information.
  • If in doubt, don’t give out any information.