Dr. Boozman's Check-up

If you’re a Franklin and Johnson county resident or business owner who sustained damage during the May 24-26 storms and tornadoes, you have less than two weeks to register for government disaster assistance.

The registration deadline is Sept. 6.

To register or check a registration status, you can go online to www.disasterassistance.gov or m.fema.gov. If you would rather, call dial 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.  FEMA phone lines are open from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week; multilingual operators are available.

To date, nearly 400 individuals and families in the two counties have registered with FEMA, opening the door to potential Individual Assistance grants from FEMA or low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

After registering with FEMA, you may receive a loan application package from the SBA. FEMA officials request that you fill out and return the applications.