Hurricane Sally was major disaster that struck us here on the Gulf Coast. Many people were affected by this horrific event, whether it was from just losing power and Wi-Fi, to losing everything. Hopefully most of you have gotten power back and are able to live in your home, but if not, there are assistance opportunities and resources that will get you through this difficult time and back on your feet.
- Feeding the Gulf Coast has over 400 agencies that are helping out those who need food assistance. They are providing groceries to those in need, along with food distribution and child meal sites. Find those services near you:
- For farmers, the USDA has many resources and disaster assistance programs to help you recover. They have programs for crops and plants, animals and livestock, and conservation, as well as an emergency loan program and a disaster set-aside program. We have provided two sites that have the specific resources that you might need. The first one has resources for different things you might need any time there is a natural disaster. The second site is specific to Hurricane Sally.
- If you are a homeowner or a renter that received damage from Hurricane Sally, you can apply to FEMA for federal disaster assistance. We recommend doing it as soon as possible. You may be eligible for assistance for uninsured or underinsured damage and losses from the Hurricane. This assistance may also provide you with a temporary place to stay while you build your own recovery plan. This site provides you the steps you need to complete in order to receive assistance.
- The Department of Labor is also helping out those who were affected by the storm. Their support includes unemployment insurance, disaster unemployment insurance, national dislocated worker grants, and occupational safety and health support. We have provided sites with more information on the resources available to assist you in your recovery from Hurricane Sally.
- If you are a SNAP recipient in Mobile, Baldwin, or Escambia counties, you are set to receive automatic replacement benefits as a result of Hurricane Sally. If you received benefits September 1 – September 16, you will receive a replacement of 50 percent of your regular monthly benefit, and if you received supplemental pandemic maximum allotment payments, you will receive a replacement of 30% of those benefits. For more information and to see if you will receive a replacement, please visit:
We hope that one of those resources will be of help to you and your recovery during this time. Loper Law LLC is thinking of you and is here if you need assistance.