FEMA meeting with flood victims today, June 9

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By Stephen Lega

Marion County residents who were affected by the May 2 flooding will have a chance to meet with FEMA officials at 6:30 p.m. today, June 9, in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon.

People who received flood damage, which includes basement flooding, damage to living space and other personal property damage, and who may need to file a claim for flood losses should attend the meeting.

A federal disaster declaration was issued after the May 2 flooding.

Individuals should be aware that they must self-report their own damage to FEMA officials. These reports can be made by telephone at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

Many people called local officials with their name and address after the event. This does not mean those people are registered with FEMA. Anyone with questions or who needs to register should attend the June 9 meeting at Centre Square. FEMA representatives will be present to provide information about individual assistance, SBA loans, grants, mitigation programs and the National Flood Insurance Program.