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FEMA registration deadline approaching

Thursday, June 5, 2008

OREGON COUNTY -- Residents and businesses in Oregon County that have not registered for assistance due to spring floods will have through June 26 to do so.

FEMA officials said this 30-day extension applies only to victims of the flood disaster originally declared March 19 for the period March 19-May 9.

FEMA officials said the standard flood insurance policies from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program have a 60-day period to file proof of loss. That deadline would have been May 16. Policyholders in Missouri have been given an extension until July 15 to file claims with their carriers.

The deadline to submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration has also been extended through June 26. While no one is required to take out an SBA loan, FEMA officials said applications are a key part of the FEMA registration process. A loan denial may open up other assistance to eligible applicants.

To register for assistance call the FEMA Helpline and registration number, 800-621-3362. The registration line is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

Oregon County was among 36 counties in the state declared federal disaster areas due to the floods that occurred earlier in the spring.

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