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Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance extended to Oct. 31


Vermont residents affected by July’s severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides now have until Tuesday, Oct. 31 to apply for FEMA assistance.

This does not mean people should delay applying — the sooner people apply, the sooner FEMA can process your claim, a news release Oct. 11 from FEMA stated.

Those with storm-caused expenses and live or own a business in Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham or Windsor counties, FEMA assistance can provide grants and U.S. Small Business Administration loans to help cover temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related needs.

To apply, visit disasterassistance.gov, download the FEMA App or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Additionally two disaster recovery centers remain active in Vermont. There FEMA and Small Business Administration specialists can answer questions, help upload documents and refer claimants to available resources. Centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ludlow Community Center, 37 Main St., Ludlow and at Waterbury Armory, 294 Armory Drive, Waterbury.

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