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Local News

FEMA delay yields opportunity for Kerr County

todayMay 28, 2021

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for accepting winter storm damage reports yet again – this time to June 20.

“For Kerr County, this means we have the good fortune of having that additional time to get in complete surveys from anyone who suffered property damages, but has not done the survey yet,” said Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator Dub Thomas.

Thomas goes on to add that it is extremely important for all property owners to complete the iSTAT survey, no matter how big or small their damages might be. Thomas stressed that, “The more people who fill it out, then the more complete the picture the folks at the Texas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA will have regarding the scope of damages we suffered here in our part of the state.”

FEMA criteria for determining a county as eligible for Individual Assistance are that there were at least 5 homes destroyed or that suffered major damage from the storm, the damaged/destroyed residences have no insurance coverage or are underinsured and that photos supporting those major damage claims have been provided.

The county has filled out its “pSTAT” surveys and submitted them to FEMA already. The “iSTAT” surveys for individual property owners are still open and available online at: Thomas said, “It takes just a few minutes to do the survey and, in the end, it could mean a huge, positive difference for some of our county’s residents who would otherwise have a tough and much longer time recovering from the storm, if they can recover at all.”

For additional information or further questions call Thomas directly at (830) 315-2430 during regular business hours.


Written by: Michelle Layton

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