River's Edge, a master planned community off FM 359 in Richmond, also saw damage from Hurricane Harvey and from the Memorial Day 2016 floods. (Rebecca Hennes/Community Impact Newspaper)
By Kelly Schafler | 10:50 am Nov. | Updated 10:51 am Nov. 30, 2017 CST
Today is the application deadline for residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a press release. Nov. 30 is also the application deadline for business owners wishing to apply for a disaster loan with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
It has been three months since Hurricane Harvey brought torrential rain to southeast Texas, and many residents and businesses are still recovering from flood damages. As of Nov. 12, FEMA provided more than $1.38 billion in individual assistance to 888,006 people affected by the storm, according to a Nov. 13 news release from the agency.
Residents of designated disaster counties can register for assistance by going online to www.disasterassistance.gov, calling 1-800-621-3362 or using the FEMA app.
Individuals can also register by visiting a Houston area Disaster Recovery Center, which can be found by submitted an address to the DRC locator at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Kelly Schafler is a reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition of Community Impact, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she joined Community Impact as a full-time reporter in June 2017, Kelly wrote business and dining features for CI as a freelance journalist.