FEMA Representatives Open Center In Benton County

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Those who had property damage following the severe weather in late December 2015 may be eligible for a grant.

FEMA representatives are stationed in Benton County at the Centerton Fire Department.

Those with FEMA encourage anyone who may have property damage to visit the team, in order to see if grants up to $33,000 are applicable.

Grants are not guaranteed by FEMA.

One local couple from Little Flock said they were denied a grant for their property damage.

“We won’t get any funding because [the flooding] didn’t get in the house,” said Kim Whitehorn, a disaster survivor.

The Whitehorn family owns a property that flooded. However, their home was left unharmed.

“I have had no help anywhere, because it didn’t damage my house,” said Robert Whitehorn, a disaster survivor. “It just damaged everything else I own.”

FEMA representatives applauded the Whitehorn’s decision to ask for the aid, even though it was not awarded.

The Whitehorns said they knew there was a chance they would not receive aid. However, they figured it would be worth the attempt.

FEMA will be in Benton County until Saturday (March 12).