Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth approved for FEMA disaster aid

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WVEC) -- Residents of Hampton, Suffolk and Portsmouth are now able to apply to receive help with damages caused by Hurricane Matthew last month. 

According to FEMA, Individual Assistance programs available through the disaster declaration can provide recovery assistance for individuals and households affected by the storm, including grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-coast loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs.

Operating hours and locations for the new disaster centers are as follows:

  • Hampton
    Opens 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28
    Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday
    Hampton Fire Station and EOC
    1304 Big Bethel Rd.
     
  • Suffolk
    Opens 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28
    Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday
    E. Suffolk Recreation Center
    138 S. 6th St. - Left after entering, go to Learning Center room
     
  • Portsmouth
    Opens 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28
    Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday
    Portsmouth Human Services Building
    1701 High St. - Take elevator to 4th floor

Disaster Recovery Centers are already up and running in several Hampton Roads cities, including Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

Residents must apply for aid directly with FEMA, and report damages, by:

  • Calling toll-free at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585
  • Registering on your computer at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
  • Registering your smartphone at m.fema.gov


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