Flood victims urged to apply for help
August 20, 2010 (WLS) -- People who suffered flood damage in our area last month are being urged to apply for help and to look out for home repair scams.
City and federal officials held a briefing Friday, 24 hours after the president signed off on federal disaster aid.
The head of the city's department of business affairs and consumer protection warns that FEMA won't just show up at your home, and she says reputable repair contractors won't either.
"Don't hire people who come to your door to do repair work - reputable home repair contractors do not do business this way, remember if they come knocking, send them walkin'," said Commissioner Norma Reyes of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
For more information on federal help you can call 1-800-621-FEMA.
The government website for aid is http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
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