Disaster Survivor Assistance teams with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are continuing their work of going door-to-door in Lake County, helping residents with registration assistance and providing on-the-spot needs assessments and referrals to help fill any of the residents’ outstanding needs.
FEMA provides this mobile resource to help connect homeowners, renters, business owners, and other organizations with the necessary resources to start the recovery process following an individual assistance disaster declaration. The teams will be helping with assessments regarding the latest presidential disaster declaration for flood and storm damage that occurred between September 9th and 26th.
Home inspectors will also be in the field verifying damage for those who have applied for federal assistance. Inspectors will contact homeowners and renters to schedule a time to meet to validate damage.
Inspectors will display official photo identification. If the photo identification is not visible, it is important for residents to ask to see it before starting the inspection.
FEMA and the state’s Disaster Recovery Center remains open as well in the former Cars for Les building on South Highland Avenue for residents, business owners, and others to stop in and get information about disaster assistance.