HURRICANE IRMA INFORMATION
FEMA Individual Assistance
Although the deadline to register for federal disaster
assistance has passed (Nov. 14), stay in touch with FEMA if you have questions
about a determination letter or have critical unmet needs.
Call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585
(TTY) or visit the website at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week.
Multilingual operators are available.
Disaster Recovery Centers
Survivors can continue to visit the Disaster Recovery Center
located at Ballard Park, Suite 102, 323 Old Jesup Road in Brunswick until Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 3pm. Hours
of operation are:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
People with disabilities and other access and functional needs
FEMA has created a webpage with resources for people with
disabilities and others with access and functional needs at: www.fema.gov/resources-people-disabilities-access-functional-needs.
Disaster Tax Relief
Georgians who reside or have a business in any of the 159
counties affected by Hurricane Irma may qualify for tax relief from the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This declaration permits the IRS to postpone
certain deadlines and grant Hurricane Irma survivors in Georgia additional time
to file through Jan. 31, 2018.
For more information on IRS tax relief for individuals
impacted by a Presidentially-declared disaster, call 866-562-5227 or visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/help-for-victims-of-hurricanes-irma-and-maria.
SBA Disaster Loans
The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for
homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofits. The filing
deadline to return applications for physical property damage has passed (Nov.
14), but the deadline to return economic injury applications is June 15, 2018.
If you have questions about low-interest SBA disaster loans,
call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or 800-877-8339 (TTY/TDD) or
send an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.