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How to Get Help from FEMA for ASL interpreter, benefits, etc – 16 counties in Texas

 

Help from FEMA for Texans who had damage to their home and property during October floods.  ASL interpreters also available upon request at the Disaster Recovery Centers.

Help from FEMA for Texans who had damage to their home and property during October floods.  ASL interpreters also available upon request at the Disaster Recovery Centers.

If you or someone you know was effected by the October floods, you can register with FEMA.  You can choose one of these ways to register.

  • Go to a Disaster Recovery Assistance, ASL interpreters available upon request
  • Call 800-462-7585 (voice, 711 or relay services)
  • Online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov

Watch ASL Video explanations of FEMA help-

http://www.YouTube.com

Search – FEMA ASL

When the choices populate, look for Disability Integration and American Sign Language Videos

Again, when the choices populate, I suggest these videos as the first to watch-

FEMA Assistance Does Not Impact Government Benefits (Disability Integration Video with ASL)

Registering for Disaster Assistance

Disaster Recovery Centers

OR

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/112402

Click on search

Type “ASL” in the search box

INFORMATION

* FEMA has designated 16 counties eligible for Individual Assistance. These include Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson Counties.

* Apply online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone (voice, 711 or relay service) at 800-621-3362. TTY users should call 800-462-7585. The toll-free lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For a visual explanation, visit:http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/112402

Disaster Recovery Centers

Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in Bastrop, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Navarro, Travis, and Willacy Counties for one-on-one assistance to disaster survivors. A visit to a DRC is not required for registration. American Sign Language interpreters are available upon request at any DRC. Disaster survivors in any designated county may go to any of the following locations for help:

Travis County
Elroy Community Library
13512 FM812
Del Valle, TX 78617

Dove Springs Recreation Center
5801 Ainez Drive
Austin, TX 78744

Bastrop County
Church of Christ
287 FM 20
Bastrop, TX 78602

Harris County
Denver Harbor
Multi-Service Center
6402 Market St.
Houston, TX 77020

Hays County
Hays County Government Center
712 S. Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666

Hidalgo County
Porter P. Doss Memorial Library
515 South Kansas Ave.
Weslaco, TX 78596

Navarro County
Navarro Center Mall
800 N. Main St.
Corsicana, TX 75110

Willacy County
Willacy County EMS
693 South 7th St.
Raymondville, TX 78580

Hours of operation for all: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday. All DRCs will close for the holiday from December 23 to December 27, 2015

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