December 12, 2008 is Disaster Assistance Deadline

by Kirby Gibbs

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Friday, December 12 is the absolute last day to register for Ike assistance through FEMA.

Disaster assistance is still available for homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered damages from Ike, but not for long. Diana Gee, the Public Information Officer for FEMA urges East Texans to register for disaster relief before this Friday.

"Disaster assistance for individuals could include grant money to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs, or other serious disaster related expenses that are not covered by insurance. Fema cannot duplicate insurance benefits, but we can help you with uninsured and under insured losses" said Gee.

There are two ways to register. You may contact FEAM by calling 1-800- 621- 3362, or you may register online at