There are FEMA inspectors in Fort Bend County conducting investigations.
FEMA will contact you to schedule an appointment to do an inspection. Always ask to see the FEMA inspectors’ identification; report any concerns you have about a FEMA inspectors’ legitimacy. The FEMA inspector should have your FEMA claim number that is given to you when you registered for assistance. If the inspector does not know the claim number then they are not from FEMA. For more information on FEMA scams and fraud go to here.
FEMA inspectors have to take pictures of your home and your damage.
They cannot base the damage off of neighboring homes. This means they will need access to your home. FEMA cannot inspect your home until the streets are dry and it is safe to enter, so if your home or area is still flooded it will take longer for FEMA inspectors to get there. They cannot be boated into a home to do an inspection. Please be patient, recovering after a flood is a long process.
FEMA inspectors DO NOT determine your eligibility
FEMA assistance is provided to eligible applicants in accordance with the Stafford Act, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and FEMA policy. The eligibility decision is determined by those regulations and policy, not by an inspector. An inspector only reviews and records an applicant’s disaster caused damage. As an applicant, you have the right to appeal if you don’t agree with FEMA’s eligibility decision.
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