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County approved for FEMA individual help

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Residents whose homes sustained damage from Hurricane Irma might be in luck.

The county was approved Wednesday for FEMA individual assistance, according to the Emergency Services Department. Homeowners with damaged homes interested in qualifying for FEMA assistance should first submit a claim to their homeowners insurance.

Then, homeowners should apply online at or call 1-800-621-3362. Those who have a speech disability or hearing loss should call 1-800-462-7585.

Those who use 711 or video relay service should call 1-800-621-3362. Residents will need the following items to complete their application when registering for disaster assistance by phone or online:

Those who want more information should visit the FEMA website.



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