For Jaca McLaren and her husband, weathering the storm was the easy part.
“We had a tree drop and strike our home. Electric lines, pulled some electrical energy off. We were without power for 10-12 days.”
The couple was caught in their home off County Roadway 3 for nearly a week.
We have a 900 foot driveway that was littered with down trees and poles and wires. Luckily some extremely terrific volunteers came and sliced us out so we were totally free, we might leave. For five days we couldn’t leave,” said McLaren.
Today, she wasn’t losing anymore time, initially in line for FEMA help at the new mobile website at the Fairhope Satellite Courthouse.
She wasn’t alone. Cathy Brown wasn’t far behind, after Sally lifted her roofing, leaving her with leaks her insurance will not cover.
“I have house owners insurance, who states no method, so I searched for the Alabama Underwriters, and I cant pay for that type of premium which deductible. So I stated ok, I go on and see if I can’t get this done through FEMA,” said Brown.
If you qualify for disaster help, FEMA can help you with grants for short-term real estate, house repair work, or loans to cover uninsured home losses.
“You understand when trees fall you do not have an option. They go on your roofing system,” said Brown.
It may not be an overnight procedure, but numerous state having someone to walk them through all their options personally makes a difficult circumstance a little simpler.
You can look for FEMA disaster support in person in among their mobile areas in Mobile, Baldwin, and Escambia County, Alabama, online, or over the phone.
Places are open from 8 am to 6 pm in Baldwin County outside the Foley and Fairhope Satellite Courthouses.
You will need pictures of damages, and a copy of your insurance claim if available before finishing the application process.
Ensure to have bank, social security, insurance coverage, and home income information on hand to start the process.