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Georgia Storms and Tornadoes 2017

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Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight Line Winds devastated areas in Georgia on January 2 and again on January 21-22, 2017.   The President made major disaster declarations for Georgia on January 25 and 26, 2017, respectively, for these storms.

For Georgia Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight Line Winds (DR-4297), and DR -4294, Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Berrien, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Thomas, Turner, Wilcox and Worth Counties.

Note:  THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 26 FOR DR4294 AND MARCH 27 FOR DR 4297, 2016.  Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO MARCH 26 AND 27, 2017, RESPECTIVELY.  

Key resources for those affected by the storms: 

Residents and businesses affected by these storms can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS MARCH 26 OR 27, 2017, DEPENDING ON WHICH STORM.  YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY MARCH 26 OR 27, 2017 TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. 

Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

  • If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
  • You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
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