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Residents Encouraged to Apply for Winter Storm Disaster Assistance

SEGUIN, Texas - Residents of the City of Seguin are eligible to apply for FEMA’s direct assistance to individuals and households. You can get a personalized list of possible assistance or apply to learn if you’re eligible for disaster assistance by registering online at disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585.

Additional recovery programs have also been made available to aid Texans in recovering from this disaster:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval to SNAP recipients to use their food benefits to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals and for the replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to impacts from the severe winter storm.

USDA Programs
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to work with local, state, federal, and nongovernmental partners to address the severe winter weather effects on Texas livestock and poultry and is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deliver programs that provide assistance to rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms.

Statewide damage survey
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster assistance for individuals. 

The voluntary survey, available in both English and Spanish, can be accessed by visiting TDEM.texas.gov/warm. Reporting damage to the Texas Division of Emergency Management is a voluntary activity, is not a substitute for reporting damage to an insurance agency and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance.