FEMA Reconsiders Help For Oregon Fire Victims, But Phoenix-Talent Meetings Postponed
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, urged people who lost property in the September fires to apply for assistance. In fact, the message at the time was approximately "even if you think you're not eligible, apply, and we'll sort it out."
Then thousands of people applied across the region, and a majority of the applications were denied. FEMA is now setting up face-to-face meetings with fire survivors, to provide a second look at applications.
NOTE: The resumption of COVID "Extreme Risk" status for Jackson County forced FEMA to postpone these meetings for now; they will be rescheduled after risk level is reduced.
FEMA's Paul Corah returns to talk about this and other events in fire recovery.
Numbers to set up appointments: