Survivors with extenuating circumstances may still apply for disaster assistance after the Nov. 30 registration deadline. Late applications will be reviewed for possible approval, but applicants will have to submit a letter explaining why they were not able to apply before the deadline.
After registering late, a notification will be sent to the applicant:
- After receiving the notification, the applicant must submit a letter to FEMA that includes an explanation for the late application, with supporting documentation.
- Extenuating circumstances may include: hospitalization, death of an immediate family member, or personal or business travel.
- Explanation letters must be submitted (postmarked if sent via mail) within 60 days of the notification letter from FEMA.
- FEMA will review for approval or denial.
If a survivor did not previously register because they received no damage however was evicted so landlord could make repairs to a building because of the storm, the survivors should apply for FEMA using an extenuating circumstance.
Apply online for Disaster Assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/