FEMA assistance team moving to different location at Agri-Plex

May 16—The Federal Emergency Management Team, previously located on the south side of the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, will now be situated in the small animal barn on the north side of the Agri-Plex.

The move will take effect on Thursday morning, May 16, due to weather concerns. The FEMA team is on hand to assist residents who need help applying for disaster assistance due to storms that caused damage from April 27 and beyond.

They will still operate from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day, including the weekend. No appointment is needed.

FEMA assistance may include:

—Serious Needs: Money for lifesaving and life-sustaining items, including water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, breastfeeding supplies, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items and fuel for transportation.

—Displacement: Money to help with housing needs if you cannot return to your home because of the disaster. The money can be used to stay in a hotel, with family and friends, or other options while you look for a rental unit.

—Home Repair or Replacement: Money to help you repair or replace your home damaged by the disaster. The money can also help with pre-existing damage to parts of your home where the disaster caused further damage.

—Rental Assistance: Money you can use to rent housing if you are displaced from your home because of the disaster.

—Personal Property: Money to help you repair or replace appliances, room furnishings, and a personal or family computer damaged by the disaster. This can also include money for books, uniforms, tools, additional

computers and other items required for school or work, including self-employment.

—Child Care: Money to help you pay for increased or new child care expenses caused by the disaster.

—Transportation: Money to help you repair or replace a vehicle damaged by the disaster when you don't have another vehicle you can use.

—Moving and Storage Expenses: Money to help you move and store personal property from your home to prevent additional damage.

—Clean and Sanitize: Money to help you pay for very minor damage caused by the disaster to prevent additional loss and potential health or safety concerns.

To apply for FEMA assistance without visiting in person, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, download the FEMA App, or call 800-621-3362. Calls are accepted every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time, and help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone, or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.

For the latest information about Oklahoma's recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4776. Follow FEMA Region 6 at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or Facebook at facebook.com/FEMARegion6/.