Monday, September 18, 2017

Ga. residents affected by Hurricane Irma may register for FEMA assistance

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Survivors with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Camden, Chatham and Glynn counties may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials.

Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App.

Applicants will need the following to apply: a Social Security Number, daytime telephone number, current mailing address, the address and zip code of the damaged property, and private insurance information, if available.

By registering for federal assistance on www.disasterassistance.gov, you can look up your address to find out if it is in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance. You can also check the status of your application, get updates by text or email, and upload documents to support your application.

Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET seven days a week until further notice.

When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.
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