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FEMA says residents denied disaster assistance can appeal

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Mahoning County Emergency Management is telling residents who have been denied disaster assistance from FEMA that they do have another chance to receive help. 

Agency Director Dennis O'Hara said FEMA assessment teams have been in contact with 1,200 residents, and 850 people have registered for FEMA assistance, but some of them have been denied.

He said if your initial claim has been denied, you can appeal.  

"If you get a denial from FEMA, read the entire letter. It will have information down towards the bottom about how you can appeal the process. Whether you call the 800 number, or since that disaster recovery center is still open, I encourage you to take the letter and go in the disaster recovery center and talk with FEMA," said O'Hara.

That disaster recovery center is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

O'Hara said one correction or a small piece of information could put you back in the system for assistance. 

The last day to register for FEMA assistance is August 19. 

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