How North and South Carolina residents who applied for federal disaster relief money should prepare for the process.

Meghan Overdeep
October 2, 2018
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has shared what Hurricane Florence survivors who applied for federal disaster relief money can expect of the process going forward.

According to a news release, those impacted by Florence who applied for federal disaster assistance with FEMA may be contacted by a FEMA-contracted housing inspector via phone, text, or email to schedule an inspection appointment to verify disaster-related damage.

Before your appointment, it’s important to make sure that your home or mailbox number is clearly visible from the road.

During your 20-40-minute appointment, the inspector will need to see the following:

  • Photo identification
  • Proof of ownership/occupancy of damaged residence (tax bill, mortgage payment book, rental agreement or utility bill)
  • Insurance documents (insurance decision letter and/or auto insurance policy summary)
  • List of people living in the residence at the time of disaster
  • All disaster-related damages to both real and personal property

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The inspector will ask questions about disaster-caused losses and expenses. If you are eligible for assistance, you will receive disaster assistance funds via direct deposit or paper check by mail.

For more information, visit DisasterAssisance.gov.