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HURRICANE IRMA INFORMATION

Two additional Georgia counties designated for individual assistance

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Liberty and McIntosh counties may now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma. Camden, Chatham and Glynn counties were previously eligible for assistance, bringing the total to five counties.

To be eligible for federal aid under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Irma, beginning Sept. 4.

Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App. For the full press release click here.

 
To help those recovering from Hurricane Irma
Making a monetary donation to a trusted, recognized relief organization is the most effective way to help those in need. Money provides organizations the flexibility to address more urgent and specialized needs, and allows resources to be funneled back into the local economy. 

 
Please visit the Georgia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website​ to find a list of organizations that would appreciate your donation and learn more about these group's volunteer and donation needs.

Please DO NOT self-deploy as a volunteer and DO NOT begin collecting or distributing unsoliticited donations until you've been in contact with an official relief organization. 

Red Cross and United Way

​For housing resources contact the Red Cross at 877-500-8645. To find more information on food resources and other assistance, please click here or call 211 for United Way .

Fuel Outages 

Fuel outages are being reported throughout the state. Crews are actually working resupply outage areas. We want everyone to be aware that access to fuel will not be guaranteed if they choose to travel south.

Price Gouging

If you feel that you may have been the victim of a scam or price gouging contact the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit at 1-800-869-1123 toll-free outside of the metro Atlanta calling area, or call 404-651-8600 inside the metro Atlanta area. You can also make a written report here.

Report Damage

You can now self-report basic information about damage to homes, businesses, and public facilities by clicking here​. This site can be accessed on mobile or desktop.


 

Press Releases


For local officials, a GEMA/HS quick guide to the debris clearance process can be found here​.

Go To GEMA/HS Facebook Page Go To GEMA/HS Twiiter Feed
Go To National Terrorism Advisory System Website
Go To If You See Something Say Something Website

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.