INFORMATION REGARDING APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE DUE TO DAMAGES INCURRED FROM THE SEVERE WINTER STORM
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has provided information to assist those business owners and residents in Tarrant and Denton counties (both included in the President’s declaration) who sustained losses to apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585.
Additional recovery programs have also been made available to aid Texans recovering from this disaster.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval to SNAP recipients to use their food benefits to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals and for the replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to impacts from the severe winter storm. (For more info follow links).
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to work with local, state, federal, and non-governmental partners to address the severe winter weather effects on Texas livestock and poultry and is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deliver programs that provide assistance to rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms. (For more info follow link)
SELF-REPORTING DAMAGE SURVEY REGARDING WINTER STORM DAMAGE
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) also is encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster assistance for individuals. Reporting damage to the Texas Division of Emergency Management is a voluntary activity, is not a substitute for reporting damage to an insurance agency, and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance.
TAKE THE SURVEY AT https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/eb1ab4928205490182896d86783447d3