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FEMA extends hurricane assistance deadlines

FEMA extends hurricane assistance deadlines
FEMA extends hurricane assistance deadlines
Posted at 7:58 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 03:06:34-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - People in Leon County now have more time to apply for FEMA disaster assistance online.

WTXL ABC 27 Jada Williams was live Monday morning with details on how long you have to apply for disaster assistance.

Monday, today, was the original deadline to apply for assistance, but FEMA extended the deadline to December 17.

Anyone in Florida still looking to get assistance can do so.

So far, nearly 27,000 Floridians have been approved for assistance following Hurricane Michael.

The assistance allows homeowners and renters to cover disaster related losses not covered by insurance.

That includes basic home repair grants, personal property loss and temporary housing.

Deanna Frazier, the FEMA media relations manager: "We've had a constant pace of individuals coming in and seeking help here in Leon county. So far, we've approved over $800,000 here in Leon County for disaster assistance. That's money going directly into the pockets of those affected by Hurricane Michael."

December 17 is also the deadline to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity extended their deadline for Disater Unemployment and other forms of aid through the end of the year.