FEMA deadline approaching for Georgia storm survivors

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News; FEMA
March 24, 2017

ALBANY, Ga. (WCTV) -- People who suffered damage in January’s southwest Georgia tornadoes have only a few days left to register with FEMA for help.

The deadline is Monday, March 27.

Register by calling 1-800-621-3362 or online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

FEMA reports that so far, more than $11 million in federal assistance has been provided.

FEMA has given $3.3 million in grants to more than 800 homeowners and renters for losses not covered by insurance. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $8 million in disaster loans for homeowners, renters, and small businesses.

The Disaster Recovery Centers in Albany is also set to close on Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m.

The center, located at 1721 East Oglethorpe in Albany, is open Friday until 7 p.m., Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

People with disaster-related needs who would like to meet face-to-face with FEMA and the SBA are encouraged to visit.

After the center closes, help is still available by calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

Monday is also the deadline to submit SBA disaster loan applications.

Disaster Recovery Center
Dougherty County
Former Albany Police Station
1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.
Albany, GA 31705

Friday, March 24 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Monday, March 27 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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