Disaster Recovery Center in Savannah Closes Saturday

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing the Chatham County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Savannah Saturday, Oct. 21.

Survivors have until 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, to visit the DRC in Savannah.

Working with county officials, GEMA and FEMA closely monitor visits to DRCs. Centers close when traffic slows at those locations. This allows centers to open in new areas.

The center is located at:

Southwest Chatham Library (second floor)
14097 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419

Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 21.

Survivors can visit any Disaster Recovery Center. To locate the nearest center, use the FEMA mobile app or visit www.fema.gov/drc.

DRCs are accessible facilities survivors can visit to speak face-to-face with representatives from the state, FEMA, Small Business Administration (SBA), and other recovery partners. Services available at the DRCs include:

  • Check on the status of your application,
  • Ask questions about a FEMA determination letter and how to appeal a decision by FEMA,
  • Get help applying for SBA disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses,
  • Ask questions about flood insurance and hazard mitigation techniques.

Locations and hours at other DRC locations in Georgia:

Camden County

Hours:
Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

 

Location:
Camden County Recreation Center
1050 Wildcat Blvd.
Kingsland, GA 31548

 

Coffee County                                    

Hours:
Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closes permanently Saturday, Oct. 21.
Location                                             
Coffee County Fire Department – Fire Hall
941 Mahogany Rd.
Douglas, GA 31533

 

Glynn County

Hours:
Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
Location
Ballard Park, Suite 102
323 Old Jesup Road
Brunswick, GA 31520

It is not necessary to visit a DRC to register for federal disaster assistance. If possible, survivors should register with FEMA before visiting a center. Residents in Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties can register for assistance any of the following ways:

  • The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is online at DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App.
  • Survivors may also apply by phone at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VRS) or800-462-7585 (TTY). Because of high demand, lines may be busy. Please be patient and try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be lower.
  • The toll free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week.
  • Multilingual operators are available.Press 2 for Spanish; press 3 for other.
  • The deadline to register with FEMA in Georgia is Nov. 14, 2017.

For more information on Georgia’s hurricane recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4338 and gema.ga.gov.

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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.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow us on Twitter at and the FEMA Blog at http://blog.fema.gov.

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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s Web site at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

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