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

Meghan Overdeep
October 2, 2018

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.

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