Ten inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are due to arrive in Long Beach on Jan. 29, the City of Long Beach has announced.
The inspectors will assist the city’s building department with the Increased Cost of Compliance Inspections (ICC).
“They will be working in conjunction with the City of Long Beach, inspecting approximately 3,000 homes throughout the west end and the canals for substantial damage,” reads the announcement on the city’s website.
Of the roughly 400 building inspections that the city has carried out, about 90 percent of the residents are interested in becoming eligible for ICC funds, Long Beach Buildings Department Commissioner Scott Kemins told Patch last week. FEMA is offering $30,000 to residents who are required to raise the height of their structure.
To be eligible for FEMA Programs, survivors must first apply for federal assistance through FEMA by:
· Registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov; · Registering via smartphone or tablet by using the FEMA app or going to m.fema.gov; or · Registering by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 800-462-7585). For 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.