ATLANTA, Ga. — Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are working in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for assistance. They are working in Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties.
The teams are made up of disaster specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They are canvassing areas to give residents an opportunity to register for disaster assistance and to quickly identify and address immediate and emerging needs. The teams can also provide application updates and referrals to additional resources when needs remain.
These mobile team members can be identified easily by their photo identification and FEMA clothing. Georgia residents are reminded to ask for photo identification before providing personal information.
Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the hurricane that impacted Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties can register for federal assistance.
In addition to the registration opportunity offered by recovery teams, survivors can register for assistance by the following methods:
- Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA mobile app.
- The FEMA helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls at this time, but you can call 800-621-3362.
- Survivors who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have difficulty speaking may call TTY 800-462-7585. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week. Assistance is available in multiple languages.
- Homeowners, renters and businesses can find an electronic loan application on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Questions can be answered by calling the SBA disaster customer service center at 800-659-2995 or (TTY) 800-877-8339 or www.sba.gov/disaster.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing email@example.com, or visiting SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.