Deadline to submit a FEMA appeal from the July 2022 flood is looming: JAN 29

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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Flood survivors impacted by the July 2022 flood only have a few days left to appeal their FEMA applications.

The deadline is currently set for 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29.

Since the flood hit, Whitney Bailey, an AppalRed Disaster Response Attorney, has spent the majority of her workday helping flood survivors with FEMA appeals. She said it is important now more than ever for people to make an appeal before the deadline on Monday.

“Even if someone hasn’t appealed ever. As long as they get an application in by Monday, January 29th, at midnight, that keeps your application open and moving forward,” said Bailey. “If you do not have something currently submitted or you are waiting to hear back from FEMA or you are unsure, I strongly recommend that you submit an appeal.”

She added that an extension has been requested for the current deadline but as of Wednesday it had not been granted. However, Bailey said that she will continue to remain hopeful.

“Whether it is three or six months anything would be amazing at this point so we can still try to do more outreach and try to capture more survivors,” she said.

Seeing the needs continue each day Bailey said that she knows there is more work to be done.

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