Representatives from FEMA will be at the Bryan County Emergency Operations Center, located at 5995 Highway 204 in Ellabell, Wednesday through Friday this week to help people with paperwork relating to individual disaster assistance.
FEMA officials are also meeting with county officials to assess the damage and aftermath from Hurricane Matthew, according to Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell.
FEMA personnel will be available at the Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days to assist county residents with filing any claims that have been attributed to damage caused by the hurricane. Those seeking assistance who have insurance must have also filed a claim with their carrier before applying.
FEMA officials will also be working with those qualifying for small business loans to repair hurricane-related damage. You may also apply online at www.sba.gov or by calling (800) 827-5722
Representatives from FEMA will have credentials with them at all times and will have them properly displayed when dealing with the public.
Residents in Bryan County and six other Coastal Georgia counties were approved Oct. 17 for individual disaster assistance by FEMA for damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Homeowners and renters in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, McIntosh and Wayne counties can apply for assistance. Visit www.disasterassistance.gov for more details.
You can also call (800) 621-3362 for more information.
Information needed to apply: Social Security Number, address of damaged property, description of the damage, current insurance coverage, a current telephone number, a current email address, and bank account information for direct deposit.
The request for individual assistance had been pending based on the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s disaster declaration filed Oct. 8.
You can find more information about individual disaster assistance at: https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance.