Hurricane Ida Survivors May be Eligible for Generator and Chainsaw Reimbursement
1. FEMA has now waived the following requirements for survivors: The generator must’ve been purchased or rented to power a medically required piece of equipment, including medically required refrigerators.
2. The applicant must submit a statement from a medical services provider, indicating the equipment is medically necessary.
3. The generator must have been purchased by September 25, 2021 which is 30 days after the August 26, 2021 incident period start date. FEMA has also increased the award amount for generators to $800.
Chainsaw Reimbursement: FEMA has now increased the award amount for chainsaws to $250 based on the average cost to purchase a medium to large gas-powered chainsaw with a minimum of a 16-inch bar to clear disaster debris such as fallen trees.
More information on reimbursements