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Marion County residents may apply for FEMA Individual Assistance

(Source: FEMA's news release) (Source: FEMA's news release)

MARION, SC (WMBF) – Marion County’s homeowners, renters, and business owners may apply for federal assistance for Hurricane Matthew damages and losses, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s news release.

In order to be eligible for the FEMA Individual Assistance Program, flooding and damages must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Matthew, beginning on October 4.

Victims of the hurricane may register:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • On the FEMA Mobile App
  • Calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585
  • The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week
  • Multilingual operators are available

Disaster survivor assistance specialists will soon be helping people who don’t have access to a phone or internet service, the news release states.

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