Deadline extended to register with FEMA for Hurricane Matthew aid

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Because of a winter storm that hit parts of North Carolina on Saturday, officials say that the deadline has been extended for residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew to register with FEMA for aid.

The previous deadline was Monday, Jan. 9, but has now been extended to Jan. 23, Governor Roy Cooper said at a briefing about the winter weather.

Registering with FEMA is the first step to determine eligibility for federal financial assistance, officials said.

Related: Click here for full coverage of Hurricane Matthew

Those who were impacted by the hurricane should register by the end of Monday, January 23.

The different ways to apply are:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service. Deaf, hard of hearing or those who use a TTY, call 800-462-7585
  • Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.

Officials said that people already registered should stay in touch with the agency.  Residents who have registered should notify FEMA of any changes in address or phone numbers because missing or wrong information could cause delays getting a home inspected or receiving assistance.

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