Assistance Centers for victims of K-Beach flooding were initially slated to open today, but the state has delayed the opening of the program due to staffing concerns.
Jeremy Zidek with the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management…
Zidek: “The dates for our Individual Assistance implementation are still tentative, but we plan to open the hotline on December 7th and online registration on December 7th, and then the Disaster Assistance Center on December 8th. The reason that we have established those dates is because we need enough support to handle the amount of applications, fill out and do the verifications, make sure that we have people on those phone lines to answer questions, and if there’s any problems with the online registration that we have staff to address that.”
Zidek also confirmed that this assistance is only for private property owners, and landlords of rental properties don’t qualify for the Individual Assistance Program. He said there may be low interest rate loans available for landlords.