FEMA encourages homeowners to apply as soon as possible

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - While recovery efforts continue across Florida, FEMA is encouraging those with and without property insurance to apply for federal assistance before the Nov. 10 deadline.

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FEMA spokesman Nate Custer says residents with insurance could find themselves underinsured and a FEMA grant could pay for much-needed restorations.

"That is money that does not have to be repaid. It's a grant for emergency home repairs to help you get back on your feet," said Custer.

FEMA disaster recovery centers, including one in Boynton Beach, are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

To register, visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.

For more information, visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4337.

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