Longview, TX — Gregg County residents who suffered housing-related damages from recent wildfires can now register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FEMA sent crews to Northeast Texas after five counties were added to a Domestic Assistance Declaration this past Friday. The other four are in the Houston area.
"It applies to homeowners, people that rent or businesses," FEMA spokesman Bill Lehman said. "The critical thing to pass on to people is that ... FEMA assistance covers people who are uninsured or under-insured."
The assistance includes reimbursement for hotels or other temporary housing, repairs to homes and items that are not covered under insurance policies. The assistance does not apply to property damage other than to residences, Lehman said.
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