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FEMA Disaster Assistance

Why Use

Disaster Relief

You can:

  • Look up your address to find out if it’s in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance.
  • Find assistance you may qualify for by answering questions about your needs, or search by category.
  • Apply online using desktop, mobile, or tablet devices.
  • Check the status of your application and get updates by SMS or email.
  • Upload documents to support your application.


You can also:

  • View declared disasters by state.
  • Locate resources in and around your community.
  • Find information for immediate needs like evacuation, shelter, food, water, and medical.
  • Stay informed with current FEMA news feeds and Twitter updates.

Online Resources


On this page, find information you can use to help teach your kids how to prepare for and recover from a disaster. You can also learn about services that may be available to help you.


Children and Young Adults – Disasters can strike quickly and sometimes without warning. They’re scary enough for adults and can be very traumatic for kids, especially if they don’t know what to do. Learn how you can help your kids prepare for a disaster and cope when it’s over. (American Red Cross)


Be a Hero! – Are you ready for the unexpected? Learn how to make an emergency plan and build a kit with your family. Help everyone prepare! You can also find games for the kids, facts about natural disasters, and tips and resources for parents and educators. (


Let’s Get Ready! – Get your whole family involved and learn how to plan for emergencies – together. Create a family emergency plan and a kit to help your kids remember important information. There are guides, tips, checklists, and other tools to help you get started. (Sesame Street)


Helping Kids Cope with Disaster – The way kids react to the emotional stress of a disaster can take many forms. Learn some of the common reactions for different ages. Learn how to spot risk factors and vulnerabilities in kids, how to meet their emotional needs, and how to reassure them after a disaster. You can also find out how to get support for your own needs to make you better able to help your kids. (FEMA)


Women, Infants and Children (WIC) – Learn about WIC, the supplemental nutrition program for qualified women, infants, and children (up to age five). WIC offers benefits by state and includes supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education. You can find toll-free numbers, a state agency list, income requirements, and learn how to apply for benefits. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Drop Off Location

Kim Hastings Insurance Agency
12103 Heatherwick Dr.
Cypress, TX 77429

Assistance with vehicle repairs/replacement


Auto insurance and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are the two primary resources available to applicants who have damage to a vehicle as a result of a disaster.


If you are not able to secure assistance through either of these organizations, FEMA may be able to assist with the cost of repairing and/or replacing your vehicle that is no longer usable because of disaster-related damage.


Verification may be required to show:


  • the vehicle is registered in the applicant’s name or in the applicant’s dependent’s name, and
  • the vehicle is insured and conforms to applicable State laws.


An estimate may be required stating that the damage to the vehicle was a direct result of a Presidentially-declared disaster. Transportation repair and replacement award amounts are set by the state on a yearly basis and FEMA cannot exceed the amount of transportation assistance established by the state.


In addition, unless you have a Stated or Agreed Value auto insurance policy (only common on antique autos), or if you have purchased Gap Insurance, your auto policy will only pay for the actual value of your automobile at the time of a covered loss. If the cost to replace your automobile is in excess of what your insurer was able to provide, you may quality for federal assistance to make up the difference. Only one automobile per household may qualify.