FEMA Assistance Available to Eligible Linn County Residents
Linn County residents affected by the August 10 storm may be eligible to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program, which provides disaster-affected homeowners, renters, and businesses with programs and services to maximize recovery, including assistance with housing, personal property replacement, medical expenses, and legal services.
Assistance can come in the form of grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Before applying to FEMA, residents should contact their insurance company and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage. There is no need to wait for FEMA to start cleaning up, but be sure to take photographs or video of the damage and keep all receipts for repair work. Linn County residents with losses not covered by insurance should contact FEMA to apply for assistance.
More information about applying for Individual Assistance from FEMA can be found at LinnCounty.org/Storm or on the FEMA website.