Flood victims can now get some help from the federal government, but you have to fill out a survey to find out if you qualify for help.

The Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Julie Baxter Payer says this is a very important first step for homeowners who were affected by the March and August 2016 floods. She says the government wants to know what your needs are now.

It will take about 15 minutes to fill out the survey and this will give the state real time information to show Congress the ongoing need for flood recovery. She encourages all homeowners to fill out the survey, whether or not you think you will qualify.

Payer expects the federal government will make that money available in a couple of weeks. She says the federal aid will be doled out in phases, and families most in need of assistance will get help first.

Get the survey right here.