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2018-03-21 16:24 - News Release

ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Natural Resources-Wildlife Resources Division (DNR-WRD) will receive $1,211,823 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offset costs for road repair in the Ossabaw Island Wildlife Management Area from Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm damaged infrastructure including roads, embankments and culverts.The $1.2 million grant represents a federal share of the total project cost of $1,615,765. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

2017-04-13 13:48 - News Release

ATLANTA- In the six months since Hurricane Matthew struck Georgia’s coast, disaster survivors and communities received more than $78.2 million in grants from FEMA, settlements from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, and low interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

2017-02-07 21:52 - News Release

ATLANTA --People affected by Hurricane Matthew now have more time to finalize their Proof of Loss flood insurance claims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued an additional extension for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.The waiver, issued on Feb. 2, 2017, is the second extension by FEMA since the storm hit in October 2016. Policyholders in these states now have a total of 180 days to finalize a completed, signed, and sworn-to Proof of Loss to their insurer.

2017-02-03 21:19 - News Release

WASHINGTON – People affected by Hurricane Matthew now have more time to finalize their Proof of Loss flood insurance claims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued an additional extension for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  

2017-01-18 15:27 - News Release

SAVANNAH, Ga. —What remains of several hundred of Savannah’s beautiful, centuries-old oaks—notably in four historic cemeteries—are being carefully reinterred following Hurricane Matthew.

2016-12-22 15:58 - News Release

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Early estimates show Georgia’s local governments are eligible to receive between $39 million and $75 million from FEMA to repair or replace infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Matthew, federal officials announced.The funding falls under FEMA’s Public Assistance program, an essential element of disaster response that benefits everyone—neighborhoods, cities and states as well as certain private nonprofit organizations.

2016-12-21 16:06 - News Release

SAVANNAH, Ga. – As Georgians continue to recover from Hurricane Matthew, they may find some of their needs go beyond the scope of assistance available from the state or FEMA.This is when community-based long-term recovery groups can help, providing what hurricane survivors most often need: money, materials and manpower.With support and guidance from FEMA and the state, county managers and voluntary agencies in six largely rural Georgia communities have formed a permanent long-term recovery group to be ready for the next disaster.

2016-12-19 16:32 - News Release

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Every community has its own iconic gems—historic properties, cultural artifacts and picturesque landscapes that make it truly unique. Losing even one of those gems can affect that community’s distinct character.

2016-12-13 13:22 - News Release

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Hurricane Matthew storm survivors applying for FEMA assistance may easily overlook a small detail that can result in a letter of ineligibility.Common reasons for a determination of ineligibility include:Lack of verification of occupancy of the damaged property;Proof of identity;No documentation of disaster damage;Coverage by an insurance policy.

2016-12-12 17:50 - News Release

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Hurricane Matthew survivors in Georgia have received nearly $21.7 million in federal disaster assistance and loans from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Flood Insurance Program.With the Dec. 16 deadline approaching to register for FEMA disaster assistance, here is a snapshot of Georgia’s recovery since the Oct. 8 major disaster declaration for 10 counties. Except as noted, the figures below are as of close of business Dec. 11.