The President may authorize emergency aid to affected claimants of disaster following
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. If this occurs,
expect that the President may declare many locations (counties, parishes, etc.) as
disaster areas. A list of declared disaster areas will be available on the Federal
Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) website: http://www.fema.gov .
Special income and resource exclusions apply to presidential-declared disaster areas
as explained in Disaster Assistance – Presidentially-Declared Disaster, SI 00830.620 and Disaster Assistance, SI 01130.620. For information on living arrangement changes for victims of presidentially declared
disasters, see SI 00835.050.