Quick interview with Melissa Sizemore from the Jefferson County EMA on what the recent FEMA declaration means for individuals and households who live in Jefferson and Shelby counties and were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred Oct. 6-7. FEMA may be able to help with temporary housing expenses, basic home repairs, or other essential disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance. Residents can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 - 6 a.m. to midnight Central Time, or by using the FEMA mobile app. Lines are open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight Central Time and multilingual staff are available. There is a 60-day window to apply. You can read the entire news release by clicking here.