Minnesota residents have just a couple of weeks left to register for federal disaster aid and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is urging eligible residents to apply as soon as possible.

FEMA Media Relations Specialist Carmen Rodriguez will be on Friday's KDHL AM Minnesota program and says there has been some misinformation she would like to discuss.

Rodriguez stopped by KDHL today and left a news release with a lot of information that I've included below.

If you suffered losses or damage during the September flooding and have not registered with FEMA, the registration deeadline is Monday, January 30.

Residents of Rice, Blue Earth, Freeborn, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Steele and Waseca counties who suffered damage or loss from the September 2016 flooding and storms may be eligible for assistance.

Assistance from FEMA could include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property loss and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

You may register for assistance in the following ways:

  • Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Phone (800) 621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS-Video Relay Service; TTY: (800) 462-7585). Operators, including multilingual ones, are available from 6AM to 10PM daily.
  • The official FEMA app is available for download at Google Play or the Apple App Store. Or, visit www.fema.gov/mobile-app to download the app.

A free multilingual guide to the types of available assistance is online at: www.fema.gov/pdf/assistance/process/help_after_disaster_english.pdf.

For more information on Minnesota Recovery, visit the disaster webpages at: www.fema.gov/disaster/4290. www.Ready.gov/Minnesota and www.dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem.

We will get more details on Friday, but there are some pieces of information you need to have ready when you apply for the federal disaster assistance.

  • Social Security number (one per household)
  • Address of the damaged home or apartment
  • Description of the damage
  • Information about insurance coverage
  • Telephone number
  • Mailing address
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

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