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September 13, 2017

Sumter County Residents Can Now Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance

Sumter County has now been included in a FEMA Major Disaster Declaration, triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from Hurricane Irma.

Residents with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Sumter County may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials. Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov

You may also register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 AM to 11 PM, seven days a week until further notice.
Applicants will need the following to apply:
Social Security Number;
Daytime telephone number;
Current mailing address, address, and zip code of the damaged property; and
Private insurance information, if available.

When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy.

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