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FEMA announces financial assistance for those affected by winter storm in California: how to get it

At Globe Live Media we explain how to request financial assistance from FEMA if you were affected by the winter storm in California and you are a resident of Merced, Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on January 15 that federal assistance will be available to people affected by severe winter storms, flooding and landslides in the state of California on past December 27.

Help is available after US President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in California.
Federal funds will be available to those affected in Merced, Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties.

According to the statement released by FEMA, this assistance will include grants to cover temporary housing costs and necessary repairs for houses affected by the natural disaster. In addition, it also involves the provision of low-interest loans to cover losses not compensated by insurance and other programs to help people recover from the effects of disasters.

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How to apply for financial assistance from FEMA?

Basically, there are three ways to apply for financial assistance from FEMA in case you have been affected by the winter storm in California.

1) Applications online or by smartphone: which you can request through the DisasterAssistance.gov/es portal.
2) By phone: through the number 1-800-621-3362, you can request assistance or check the status of your application.
3) In person: by visiting a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), which you can find by consulting the FEMA mobile application or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

Who can apply for financial assistance from FEMA?

It should be noted that there are certain requirements that must be met in order to be eligible to receive financial assistance from FEMA.
To do this, you must meet requirements such as:

1) Be a United States citizen, non-citizen resident, or a qualified alien.
2) Pass an identity verification.
3) Having unmet needs after receiving benefit assistance from your insurance company.
4) Have needs as a direct result of a declared disaster (such as Hurricane Ian).

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