San Bernardino County residents with losses caused by the severe storms in February and March have until Monday, June 5 to register for federal disaster assistance.

FEMA assistance may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for:

  • Temporary housing for those displaced from their disaster-damaged primary homes.
  • Essential repairs to owner-occupied primary homes including structural components such as foundation, exterior walls and roof, and interior areas such as ceiling and floors.
  • Replacement of personal property including specialized tools for employment, household items, appliances and vehicle repair or replacement.
  • Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance including medical, dental, moving and child-care expenses and funeral and transportation expenses.

FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after settling their claims.

Applying for disaster assistance is a two-step process that ensures consideration for all FEMA programs and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans. First, register with FEMA. Then complete and return the SBA loan application, if referred to SBA.

Those with losses from the February and March storms may apply for federal assistance by visiting or by downloading the FEMA mobile app. Applicants can also call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Lines are open from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service.

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