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Sen. Cruz Urges Texans to Register Before FEMA’s November 30th Deadline

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HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today urged Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to qualify for Individual Assistance by Thursday, November 30th. Texans can register for Individual Assistance at disasterassistance.gov, by phone (1-800-621-3362), or in person.


The full video transcript is below, and may be viewed here.

“Hi, I’m Ted Cruz. In the face of the disaster that Hurricane Harvey wrought upon our Gulf Coast, Texas has stood strong and Texans have come together to help our own, and to rebuild. In Washington, we are working tirelessly to ensure that our state receives the recovery resources that we need.


Texas individuals and households impacted by Hurricane Harvey can still apply for Individual Assistance through FEMA. The deadline to apply for individual assistance is November 30th 2017. Individual Assistance provides financial help to those who suffered material loss as a result of the hurricane. It could include temporary housing, rental assistance, house repair or medical assistance, to name a few.

“In order to qualify, you must first register with FEMA, which can be done one of three ways:

·         Going online here.

·         Calling 1-800-621-3362

·         Or visiting one of the 56 Disaster Recovery Centers in the state

So, please, if you have any doubts whether you, your agency, your organization, or your family is eligible for Public Assistance or Individual Assistance, we strongly encourage you to go ahead and register. Remember you must apply by November 30th in order to receive individual assistance through FEMA.


“FEMA is currently sending federal relief funds to our state, but we all know there’s much more that needs to be done for Texas to recover and rebuild. And I’m committed to continuing to work to secure whatever resources are necessary so that the Lone Star State can rebuild even stronger.

“God bless you, and God bless the great state of Texas.”

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