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FEMA: Disaster Assistance for April / May Storms 2016 Available for D/HH Individuals and Families

logo-femaFEMA
Austin Joint Field Office
DR-4269-TX-FLR00X
July XX, 2016

Disaster Assistance for April Storms Available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals and Families

Incident: April 17, 2016, to April 30, 2016, severe storms and flooding

Designated Counties for Individual Assistance (16):

Anderson, Austin, Cherokee, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Smith, Waller, Wharton, and Wood

Ways to register:
* online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov
* phone 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. Persons 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 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
* at a disaster recovery center. To find the nearest one, go online to the Disaster Recovery Center Locator at http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator

Registration deadline: Friday, July 29, 2016

FEMA communicates in many languages: American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Urdu and Haitian Creole

Helpful FEMA American Sign Language Vlogs:

• Registering for Disaster Assistance – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAU8-g75Q18
• Disaster Recovery Centers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amXVlTEiHEw
• Just Ask! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQO3XNZobPU
• FEMA Assistance Does not Impact Government Benefits – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii7nc94B30c

What accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and families are available at disaster recovery centers?

• Disaster recovery centers, or DRCs, offer captioned phones, amplified phones, and iPads with video remote interpreting access to sign language interpreters. On-site interpreters are also available upon request.

What if I’m turned down for federal disaster assistance?

• Applicants from the federally designated counties have 60 days from the date on FEMA’s decision letter to file an appeal.

Download PDF format: FLR00X DR-4269 Disaster Assistance Infromation for the Deaf Community

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FEMA
Austin Joint Field Office
DR-4272-TX-FLR00X
July XX, 2016

Disaster Assistance for May-June Storms Available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals and Families

Incident: May 26, 2016 – June 24, 2016, severe storms and flooding

Designated Counties for Individual Assistance (24):
Austin, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Eastland, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Hidalgo, Hood, Kleberg, Lee, Liberty, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, San Jacinto, Stephens, Travis, Tyler, Waller and Washington

Ways to register:

* online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov
* phone 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. Persons 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 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
* at a disaster recovery center. To find the nearest one, go online to the Disaster Recovery Center Locator at http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator

Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

FEMA communicates in many languages: American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Urdu and Haitian Creole

Helpful FEMA American Sign Language Vlogs:

• Registering for Disaster Assistance – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAU8-g75Q18
• Disaster Recovery Centers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amXVlTEiHEw
• Just Ask! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQO3XNZobPU
• FEMA Assistance Does not Impact Government Benefits – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii7nc94B30c

What accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and families are available at disaster recovery centers?

• Disaster recovery centers, or DRCs, offer captioned phones, amplified phones, and iPads with video remote interpreting access to sign language interpreters. On-site interpreters are also available upon request.

What if I’m turned down for federal disaster assistance?

• Applicants from the federally designated counties have 60 days from the date on FEMA’s decision letter to file an appeal.

Download PDF format: FLR00X DR-4272 Disaster Assistance Information for the Deaf Community

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