The website Disaster Assistance provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster. If the president of the United States makes help available to individuals in your community after a disaster, there are three ways to apply for assistance:
- Apply Online at Disaster Assistance
- Apply via a smartphone at FEMA
- Apply by Phone: Call 800-621-3362. Call TTY 800-462-7585 for people with speech or hearing disabilities.
After You Apply
After you apply, FEMA will send you a copy of your application, which should arrive either via U.S. mail or, if you elected to receive email correspondence, in your Disaster Assistance Account. FEMA will also send you an Applicant Guide to assist you with the process.
An inspector may contact you to schedule a time to review your damages or you may be asked to complete additional forms.