Texas residents have 2 weeks left to apply for federal assistance for winter storms

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Snow and ice grips a neighborhood in East Austin on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Day six of the statewide freeze and still millions of Texans are without power. (Bronte Wittpenn /Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Texas residents who suffered through February’s winter storms have two more weeks remaining to register for disaster assistance with FEMA and apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan.

The deadline is May 20, 20201, and the fastest way to apply is by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free phone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT, daily. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

When applying, applicants should have the following information available:

▪ A current phone number where you can be contacted

▪ Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying

▪ Your Social Security number, if available

▪ A general list of damage and losses

▪ If insured, the insurance policy number, or the agent and company name

Counties in northeast Texas that are eligible for federal disaster relief include Bowie, Panola, Sabine, and Upshar.