Texas Major Disaster Declaration - FEMA Assistance

Real Estate Agent with Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth


President Biden approved major disaster declaration for Texas on Friday, 2/19/2021.  That means you can get financial assistance from FEMA, even if you have insurance. 


The first step is to call your insurance. If possible, read through your policy coverage first.


Then register with FEMA https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4586.  Make sure to documents the damages and repairs thoroughly by taking photos of the damages, the clean-up, the repair, and keeping all receipts.  According to FEMA, on average a household or renter can receive between $3k-$6k in assistance.  FEMA can help with the cost of repairs and staying at hotels but will not cover the cost of groceries because there was no power at your home.


Comments (6)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Susie, cannot imagine going through all this, and have a swimming pool in your living room.  What a disaster!  

Feb 21, 2021 10:24 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We heard the news that this was happening.  Your picture is amazing, drives the point home. A

Feb 21, 2021 10:32 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Susie, that is unreal and hard to believe.  I hope it did not hit your area that bad.


Feb 21, 2021 10:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Susie - good wishes to you and to all other Texans.  

Feb 21, 2021 10:45 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Someone should have taken that picture of the waterfall out of that house.  Look a the damage it did.

FEMA will offer some assistance above what the insurance company provides

Feb 21, 2021 10:53 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that there is this kind of assistance out there for people to take advantage of if they need it.

Feb 22, 2021 04:10 AM