SUFFOLK, Va. – The Suffolk Department of Emergency Management announced Monday that citizens who suffered damage from Hurricane Matthew call FEMA and register.
VDEM notified Suffolk of this request and said FEMA will examine how many residents from Suffolk have registered and will use the number as part of their evaluation to decide if Suffolk should receive an Individual Assistance declaration.
Late last week this declaration was initially denied.
City staff will be reaching out to those individuals that have previously contacted Planning & Community Development and that have been working with Social Services in order to make them aware of this latest development so that they can register their damages.
The City has to submit information for the appeals process by Wednesday so officials urge residents to report damage as soon as possible.
People who have damage from Hurricane Matthew should immediately contact Planning & Community Development at 757-514-4150 so that their impact can also be included in the appeals process.
Residents can also call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY users may call 1-800-462-7585 to register damage.