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Posted on: February 21, 2021

FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA Disaster Assistance


Please see the following links for financial recovery assistance that may be needed as a result of last week's disaster.  First, in order to help the State of Texas determine the amount of damage and the needs of the community, please go to and take the self-reporting survey.  Please note this is a preliminary notice, we are still in the process of gathering information.  All updates will be provided as we receive them.

Please see the following information from FEMA regarding steps to take in filing a claim.

Apply for Assistance

If you were affected by the severe winter storms and have insurance, contact your insurance company and then FEMA. Your insurance claim information is needed to determine eligibility for federal assistance.

  • Learn what steps to take before applying for assistance.

  • If you are uninsured, the fastest and easiest way to apply for assistance is online at You can apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no waiting or delays.

  • Note: FEMA cannot reimburse you for food lost due to a power failure. However, voluntary organizations in your community may be able to help. You can also call 211 for assistance

Local Resources

If you need assistance with anything not covered by insurance, local voluntary organizations in your community may be able to help. You can also call 211 for assistance

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Texas Attorney General

  • Report price gouging or any other scams.

Help After A Disaster 

I Applied For Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence. You may need to verify your identity or complete a home inspection. 

Learn About the Steps After Applying | Steps To Start Your Recovery Process

"Help After a Disaster" Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA Individual Assistance support that may be available in disaster recovery.

Download Brochures 

 Staff is working with Local and State authorities to get information and facts out to you as it is received. In the meantime, please contact town staff with questions.  (940) 498-0044.

Mayor Aughinbaugh

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