FEMA deadline extended until Oct. 28

Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 11:55 AM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Gov. Andy Beshear posted on Facebook that the Sept. 28 FEMA deadline has been extended to Oct. 28.

The deadline was extended for people within the 13 counties approved to apply for individual assistance.

Nate Custer, FEMA representative said this is great news for people who still need to apply.

“It gives them an additional thirty days to apply for some FEMA help on a case by case basis. Some of these people have been understandably under a lot of stress,” he said.

He said this will give people who have not applied extra time to do all of the things they need to do.

“It hasn’t been possible maybe to reach everybody. There has been communication gaps, cellphone gaps. Things like that So, the governor wanted to give people more of an opportunity to register for help.”

It is important for people to know that if you have already register for other assistance that does not mean you are automatically registered for FEMA.

“People may have signed up early on with the Red Cross or their local emergency management. That does not get them into the FEMA system. You need to call us go online or drop in one of the disaster recovery centers,” he said.

The phone number to call for FEMA assistance is 800-621-3362 and you can visit their website here.

You can also visit this website for more information from Governor Beshear.