Folks who sustained damage in the spring floods only have a few weeks left in which to register for help from the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Folks who sustained damage in the spring floods only have a few weeks left in which to register for help from the Federal Emergency Management Administration.


So far, FEMA has approved more than $45 million in damages in the state of Texas. More than 29,800 people have registered for assistance in Texas.


FEMA Public Information Officer Nathan Custer said the registration deadline residents of all of the 47 counties approved of individual assistance after the storms is Aug. 27. Custer said there are several ways to register including going to http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362. The toll-free phone numbers will be answered from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice, Custer said.


Registration can also be completed by visiting a state-FEMA Disaster Recovery Center or FEMA Mobile Registration Center like the one in Grayson County at 407 W. Washington Street in Sherman. That center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This center will cease operations on Saturday at 2 p.m.


People needing help can also register at the Hood County center located at 1410 W. Pearl Street in Granbury from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. In Wise County, people can register at 812 Halsell Street in Bridgeport from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.


Custer said there is a possibility that other disaster recovery centers and registration intake centers will be established in North Texas.


He said the state and FEMA are urging survivors to keep in touch throughout the recovery process by calling 800-621-3362 or by going online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Survivors can update their current information, notify FEMA about insurance settlements or ask any disaster-related questions they may have.