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Need FEMA assistance post-Irma? Better hurry as application deadline is coming fast

People waited in line at the FEMA food assistance center at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
People waited in line at the FEMA food assistance center at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah on Saturday, October 14, 2017. rkoltun@miamiherald.com

If you are still facing loss from Hurricane Irma, which barreled through Florida in September, and haven’t sough assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency your time is running out.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Friday to register for assistance from FEMA. You can also submit an application for a Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan but the deadline is the same.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long speaks during a news conference in Washingtonin August 2017 just before Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September. Deadline to apply for Irma assistance is Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Jacquelyn Martin AP

Details below.

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How to register with FEMA

The deadline to apply for post-Hurricane Irma assistance is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24.

You can go online at: DisasterAssistance.gov.

You can call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Help is available in many languages. Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. through the deadline Friday night.

You can download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.

Visit a Disaster Recovery Center. A list of centers s is available on the FEMA Mobile App, online at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call the FEMA Helpline.

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