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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.
Sunday: CLOSED

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.​


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Contact Your Local Emergency Management Agency

Georgia MapOur county or municipal emergency management directory is the best source of information on local conditions and programs, along with assistance that may be available due to recent federal disaster declarations. Use the drop down to the left or choose the state map to see a clickable reference to your local emergency management agency.