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Do you believe you are eligible for individual assistance through FEMA due to the damage caused by Winter Storm Uri in February? The deadline to apply for assistance is coming up on Thursday, May 20th.

This is available for all Lubbock county residents though it does not include insurance deductibles or energy costs according to a press release from the City of Lubbock.

All Lubbock County residents who believe they are eligible for individual assistance due to damage caused by Winter Storm Uri (this does not include insurance deductibles or energy costs) are encouraged to utilize the link and phone number below to begin the FEMA individual assistance process. The deadline to apply for this assistance is Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Apply for FEMA individual assistance here: www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585.

To view responses from FEMA to some common rumors regarding financial assistance following Winter Storm Uri, visit mylubbock.info/fema-rumors.

The impact of Winter Storm Uri has been huge in Texas. The Perryman Group in February estimated that the winter storm could end up costing $195 billion on the low end and as much as $295 billion dollars. To put that in perspective, Hurricane Harvey in 2017 is considered one of the most destructive storms in United States history and that caused $125 billion in physical damage.

The winter storm also put a spotlight on ERCOT and the electric grid in Texas. Texas Lawmakers are still dealing the fallout over how to modernize the grid as they meet during the 87th Texas Legislative Session. Lubbock will begin the switchover to the ERCOT grid over Memorial Day weekend.

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