Milam County has been added to the list of counties eligible for FEMA individual assistance, while Milam and Madison Counties can apply for public assistance.
The disaster declaration for those affected by severe weather between June 16 and August 3.
Public assistance applies to debris removal and disposal, and emergency services related to the disaster, while individual assistance helps with temporary housing, home repairs and other expenses not covered by insurance.
As of now, 43 counties are eligible for individual assistance, including Walker County. The deadline for signing up is October 29.
“We want to make sure that everyone who sustained damage from this disaster registers with FEMA,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kenneth Clark in a press release. “Residents in these 43 counties should call our 800 number as soon as possible to find out about available recovery assistance.”
For public assistance, FEMA says their officials and some from the state will be holding applicant briefings in the areas affected in order to address initial questions and teach people about the process.
If you sustained damage due to the weather in those counties, call (800) 621-FEMA for more information.