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Georgia Storms and Tornadoes 2017
Georgia Storms and Tornadoes 2017
GEORGIA LAWYERS, WANT TO HELP DISASTER VICTIMS?? LOOK HERE.
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:
Georgia Legal Assistance Hotline: 1-866-584-8027 (toll-free) or (404) 527-8793 (local) between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to request assistance.
- The Georgia Office of Emergency Management has more information.
- You have 60 days from any flooding to file your Flood Insurance Proof of Loss.
- The offices of Georgia Legal Services and Atlanta Legal Aid Society are open to assist disaster victims and other low income individuals. They have a dedicated Hurricane Matthew page to provide additional information.
- GeorgiaLegalAid.org has a dedicated section with information for people seeking help with disaster recovery issues.
- SBA Disaster Loans are available for those who qualify.
- Free legal assistance available to hurricane survivors through a partnership among the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Georgia Legal Services Program and Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Please see the press release for more information.
- Information to assist disaster survivors with general legal issues can be found by calling the state legal disaster hotline 1-866-584-8027 (toll-free) or (404) 527-8793 (local) between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, to request assistance.
- Georgia Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight Line Winds (DR-4294)
- Georgia Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight Line Winds (DR-4297)
- Southeast Tornado Insurance Help - assistance from the nonprofit United Policyholders about Insurance Claims and recovery
- Disaster Food Stamps may soon be available, but replacing lost food is possible now.
- See the USDA Disaster page for Disaster SNAP info and other disaster programs from the USDA.
- If you lost your job due to these storms, see here for Disaster Unemployment Information.
- Tax Relief for Victims of Storms in Georgia. Extensions have been granted for many filings.
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator
- American Red Cross Shelter Locator
- FEMA Disaster Reporter: view pictures of the disaster either in a list view or off a zoomable street level map.
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.
- 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.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.
Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:
- Help After a Disaster: FEMA's Guide for the Individual Applicant