01.28.17

Direct from David: Updates for South Georgia

In the aftermath of last weekend's tragic storms, Georgians from every corner came together to assist one another.

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Team Perdue on the ground volunteering in Albany.

Governor Nathan Deal recently received notice from the White House for the South Georgia counties who will receive the first round of federal aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • Early
  • Calhoun
  • Dougherty
  • Baker
  • Mitchell
  • Worth
  • Turner

Here are a few key resources from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency: 

  • American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is providing various services for disaster survivors such as shelters, meals, snacks, relief items and health contacts. For available services, click here or call 229-436-4845.
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance: Residents in counties that are under a federal declaration for individual assistance must register with FEMA to get assistance. To register, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585.
  • Clean-up Assistance: Volunteer organizations will help uninsured, under-insured, elderly or disabled residents with debris removal, basic mud-out and minor repairs. For assistance, call 800-451-1954.
  • Help For Small Businesses: Businesses and individuals can apply for low interest disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, click here or call 800-659-2955.
  • Donations: Interested in donating goods to your neighbors? Check out this WALB News 10 editorial about the South Georgia tornado relief fund. 

These are just some of the helpful resources available to Georgians. Click here to see the full list of resources available. As always, don't hesitate to reach out to my office if we can be of assistance. Our number is (404) 865-0087.

God Bless,

David