FEMA field representatives helping residents register for assistance in Polk County

FEMA representatives survey damages in Polk Co.
FEMA representatives survey damages in Polk Co.
Posted at 5:03 AM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 08:17:51-04

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) field representatives will be going to neighborhoods helping people register for assistance in Polk County on Monday and Tuesday.

They will be starting in the areas of Fort Meade and Frostproof and making their way north through the county.

The FEMA field representatives will have credentials for identification on them.

County leaders said the teams will be on the streets throughout the week helping document damage. That information will be used to help FEMA give assistance to residents. 

Polk County residents who experienced property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma can register with FEMA for disaster assistance, even if the property is insured. Homeowners and renters may qualify.

For how to register for FEMA disaster assistance, click here.