The deadline has passed for applying for Individual Assistance from FEMA
Step 1: Keep all correspondence:
Always have the following information ready:
Step 2: Keep all receipts:
If your property has been damaged, take immediate corrective action. If your roof is leaking, put a roof on your building; if your carpets are wet, get them dried. FEMA recommends that all homeowners and renters:
An additional resource for those whose homes have been damaged is their local Homeownership Centers (HOC), listed below. These Centers make low or deferred interest loans for home repairs and can help pay for damages that are not covered by insurance, FEMA or SBA disaster loans.
Central Vermont Community Land Trust HOC - 802-476-4493
Windham and Windsor Housing Trust HOC - 802-246-2109
Upper Valley Strong - A group of organizations working together to get Upper Valley citizens affected by Tropical Storm Irene back on their feet.
South Eastern Vermont Community Action - "to enable people to cope with, and reduce the hardships of poverty; create sustainable self-sufficiency; and reduce the causes and move toward the elimination of poverty."
FEMA Appeals - On 9/21/11, FEMA released a memo regarding the process towns and citizens can use to appeal their determination for aid if they are not satisfied with it.
FEMA IA information for Renters
FEMA Individual Assistance Guide
Efficiency Vermont Irene Relief Aid and Resources - Efficiency Vermont is offering technical assistance on how to re-insulate and retrofit your damaged home in an energy efficient manner. This includes special rebates for energy efficient appliances.
Hiring Contractors - Events such as Tropical Storm Irene can bring out individuals who take advantage of others during a time of crisis. Communities and residents are advised to be cautious when hiring contractors. The following News Brief offers suggestions on how communities and residents can protect themselves from fraudulent contractors.
Associated General Contractors of Vermont (AGC/VT) - members are commercial contractors that can assist in meeting the municipal and businesses needs quickly and responsibly. The AGC/VT contact is Cathy Voyer: 802-223-2374, firstname.lastname@example.org.