FEMA teams have been out visiting residents in Lake County affected by flooding and storm damage that occurred in September. The Disaster Survivor Assistance teams and home inspectors have been going door-to-door in the area offering disaster survivors registration assistance, information, and needs assessments and referrals. FEMA Public Information Officer Nate Custer said that team members want to make sure that residents are aware of the assistance that is available to them through either FEMA or the Small Business Administration.
Along with the outreach, Custer said that the local Disaster Recovery Center in Madison has been seeing a steady flow of people as well.
There are eleven counties included in the most recent presidential disaster declaration that was approved by the president in November. Custer said that some people prefer to talk with someone directly regarding their situation, and he said that residents need to register with FEMA soon if they haven’t already done so.
The Disaster Recovery Center in Madison is located at the former Cars for Les building on South Highland Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.