FEMA: 95,745 people have received assistance after Hurricane Harvey

As of Thursday afternoon, FEMA has paid out $57 million to 95,745 people seeking assistance after Hurricane Harvey, a FEMA spokesman told KVUE.

Quick math suggests that’s an average of about $595.33 per person.

FEMA said this assistance has only been paid out for recovery efforts and has nothing to do with flood insurance just yet. These payments could be for rental assistance for up to two months, grant money to repair homes or replace property, or it could be “transitional sheltering assistance” that helps provide hotel rooms to displaced survivors.

FEMA said if people need help, they can register for assistance in two ways:

  • By calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362
  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov (a 15-20 minute process)

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