FEMA going door-to-door informing residents

April 25, 2011 1:10:40 PM PDT
Federal workers are going door-to-door Monday to make sure tornado victims are aware of the aid available to them.On Sunday, FEMA workers concentrated on the badly damaged area near North King Charles Road in Raleigh.

The organization is urging all storm victims, even those with insurance, in the affected areas to apply for help.

"It's possible the insurance company might cover all your damages or they might not ... we don't know that, but that's why were encouraging people to apply for assistance with FEMA," Community Relations Specialist Mairiam Stack said.

In Wake and 17 other counties, there's a 60-day window to apply for the relief funds.

"If the insurance company don't cover everything, I can fall back on FEMA help, cause I'm like the average normal person, I'm not rich, and it takes money to fix something like this," homeowner Joseph Boedy said.

Boedy says he could use the assistance, because his home was badly damaged by a twister.

"I'd seen it come down the street and next thing I know I heard a loud banging noise," he said.

In the meantime, FEMA says will continue to be out as long as there's a need.

Individuals needing FEMA assistance can either apply over the phone at 1-800-621-3362 or online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

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