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Posted on: November 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Residents who experienced storm damage urged to register with FEMA

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Nov. 30, 2016 - Area residents who may have suffered damage from Hurricane Matthew are being urged to register with FEMA before the Jan. 3, 2017 deadline.

Registering with the Emergency Management Office, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Red Cross, a charitable organization or having homeowner or FEMA flood insurance inspections is not the same as registering with FEMA.

Because some damages or needs may not show up until later in the repair process, officials urge all residents, renters, homeowners and businesses that have storm-related damage to:

  • Register with FEMA now.
  • Complete and submit a U.S. Small Business Administration loan application - even if you don't want a loan.
  • Stay in contact with your homeowner and flood insurance adjusters.

And if you haven't registered because English isn't your first language, FEMA has interpreters and translators available.

Hampton has established a temporary Disaster Recovery Center at 1304 Big Bethel Road (Fire Station 11).  It's open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week

You can also register online at, on the FEMA Mobile App, or by calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA). 

Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

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