Once you have all of that information together, you can go to FEMA's website to learn more and apply or call 1-800-462-9029. For the hearing impaired, the TDD line is 1-800-462-9029. When you conclude your call, be sure to write down your control number, since this is the way FEMA will reference your claim.
5. Help Others Around You
Maybe you weren't as heavily impacted by the disaster as your neighbors were. If that's the case, do everything you can to assist them in getting their lives back together. With all of its resources, the government can't provide people with what they really need following a disaster: a sense of community. Helping to clean up debris in someone's back yard or watching a neighbor's children while they are repairing their home can be infinitely more helpful than any assistance the government can provide.