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Victoria College hosts FEMA Q&A session

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Victoria College hosted a FEMA Question & Answer session Tuesday for residents needing financial help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It was a free event at the VC Student Center and was open to the public. 

The deadline to register for federal assistance is just two weeks away, on Oct. 24. The purpose of the meeting was to answer any questions people have about the application process. 

More than 18 thousand residents in Victoria County alone have already registered for FEMA assistance due to Harvey, and more than 850 thousand people have applied across Texas. At the meeting, FEMA covered three main topics: how to apply for assistance, how to schedule a free home inspection, and what steps you can take if you've been denied. 

Along with FEMA representatives, the Small Business Administration, Texas General Land Office and Texas Workforce Commission were also there to assist with long-term recovery options. 

If you weren't able to attend the meeting and have questions regarding FEMA assistance, you can visit the Disaster Recovery Center that's located in Victoria at the Pattie Dodson Center. You can also call FEMA at 1 (800) 621-3362, or go to their website, www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

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