WASHINGTON, DC– FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Georgia, issued after Hurricane Matthew, has been updated to now include nine counties in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District: Bulloch, Effingham, Screven, Evans, Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Tattnall and Toombs County. Under this declaration, the aforementioned counties will receive assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and public assistance, and Bulloch, Effingham and Evans counties will receive individual assistance.
Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) released the following statement in support:
“Last week, I surveyed Hurricane Matthew damage in Georgia-12. It was devastating to see some folks lose not only their lives, but their livelihoods in this storm. The loss, debris and damage I saw require immediate attention and assistance. I am glad to see FEMA including these counties to their Disaster Declaration so the people in our district can begin to rebuild their homes, businesses, communities and lives after this natural disaster.”
FEMA’s Federal Disaster Declaration and Assistance Programs
Bulloch, Effingham, Screven, Evans, Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Tattnall and Toombs Counties are designated to receive:
Public Assistance for emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster of disaster damaged facilities
Hazard Mitigation Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards.
Individuals seeking Individual Assistance in Bulloch, Effingham and Evans Counties can register with FEMA the following ways:
Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.