Rumor: FEMA is only giving Hawaii wildfire survivors $700 per household.
This is not true. There is a range of federal disaster assistance available. Critical Needs Assistance provides a onetime payment of $700 to address immediate needs such as food, water and clothing. This is just one of several types of federal assistance you may be eligible to receive. As applications are reviewed, you can check your application status online or call 800-621-3362 to find out what types of disaster assistance you are eligible to receive.
FACT FOCUS: Online posts spread misinformation about FEMA aid following Maui wildfires
Social media users are discouraging residents from accepting disaster aid in Maui, falsely claiming the Federal Emergency Management Agency could seize their property if they do
ByKARENA PHAN and PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press
August 18, 2023, 4:40 PM
In the aftermath of the deadly Maui wildfires, some social media users are discouraging residents from accepting disaster aid by falsely claiming the Federal Emergency Management Agency could seize their property if they do.
“If you own land in Lahaina, do not sign anything for FEMA,” a woman says on a video circulating widely on social media. “That is why they’re holding back all of the donations and saying, Hey, you want food come sign this?” …
loveisnotenough, why does fact checking your claims, never reveal facts lining up with the spin your words imply? It’s almost like perhaps your words should not be trusted.