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Deadline for FEMA assistance is Aug. 13
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MONROE - There's less than one month left to register for disaster aid.

People who had damages to their property because of the June 5 storms and flooding must call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Even if losses were minimal, signing up with FEMA will allow people to be in a position to receive funding or other services.

"By registering with FEMA, you can request FEMA to come back and inspect your home if damages such as cracks in the walls start to appear," the Green County Emergency Management office said in a press release.

People who register will receive a packet from FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) that includes a loan application from SBA.

People who don't submit an application to FEMA will not be eligible for grant for other funding.

FEMA and state recovery aid to residents include:

• Grants for emergency disaster housing and essential repairs.

• Grants for necessities not covered by insurance or other sources.

• Low-interest loans from the SBA.

• Unemployment benefits, disaster legal services and crisis counseling.

A toll-free hotline is available between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. every day. People can call (800) 621-3362 or go online to Those with a hearing or speech impairment can contact FEMA at (800) 462-7585.