Deadline for FEMA, Small Business disaster assistance programs extended

(WTVG) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance for those people affected by the Memorial Day tornadoes. The deadline is now September 3rd.

“It’s important for all Ohioans who suffered damage from the storms to register – in addition to receiving FEMA aid for yourself, you’ll help the entire state. The more residents who receive funding, the more funds will be available to local communities to rebuild,” said Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman in a joint statement.

Ohioans can apply for those funds online or call 1-800-621-3362 for more information.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has also extended the registration deadline for low-interest disaster loans to repair businesses and homes damaged by the storms if they have been referred by FEMA. You can apply online or call 800-659-2955. The deaf or hard of hearing may call 800-877-8339.