Deadline for FEMA aid extended


Friday, February 10th 2006, 6:13 am
By: News On 6


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is extending the deadline for agencies seeking funds for efforts and resources spent fighting recent wildfires.

The deadline has been extended from February 9th to February 14th.

Congressman Tom Cole says all agencies that have already helped with fire efforts or those that might in the future must file a Request for Public Assistance by this deadline.

By filling out this form, an agency's name will be added to the FEMA list and they will be contacted to help with reimbursement in the future.

Agencies will need to keep detailed records of man hours, overtime, equipment use, and damages to equipment in order to receive reimbursement from public assistance funds.

Individuals seeking assistance can register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or by going online at www.FEMA.gov.