Individuals affected by severe weather in North Texas in late May will have more time to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The initial deadline to apply for assistance was July 16, but individuals will now be able to apply through Aug. 15, according to the agency’s website.

What you need to know

The new deadline applies specifically to individual assistance applications, which are used to help cover costs not paid for by insurance. The aid is to assist residents affected by severe weather across North Texas May 28-June 5.

Per information published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, individuals can apply for different types of aid, including:
  • Serious needs assistance
  • Displacement assistance
  • Home repair assistance
  • Rental assistance
  • Personal property assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Medical and dental assistance
  • Funeral assistance
What else?

Individuals can learn more about applying for assistance online or in-person at a disaster recovery center, such as one that opened in Mesquite or one operated in Richardson at the Network of Community Ministries building, which is located at 1500 International Parkway, Ste. 300.