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DRC center to open in Liberty County

POSTED: September 22, 2017 3:26 p.m.

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Liberty County Community Complex next week.

The DRC will open Monday Sept. 25 and run through Oct. 1.

FEMA representatives will be accepting applications for disaster assistance from Hurricane Irma. There will also be representatives from the Small Business Administration offering low interest loans to businesses, homeowners and renters.

The Liberty County Community Complex is at 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Midway. The DRC will be open Monday from noon until 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Other ways to register for assistance include:

Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.govor through the FEMA mobile app.

The FEMA helpline is experiencing a high volume of calls at this time, but you can
call 800-621-3362.

Survivors who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have difficulty speaking may call
TTY 800-462-7585. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week. Assistance is available in multiple languages.

Homeowners, renters and businesses can find an electronic loan application on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Questions can be answered by calling the SBA disaster customer service center at 800-659-2995 or (TTY) 800-877-8339 or www.sba.gov/disaster.

For more information on Georgia’s hurricane recovery, go to www.fema.gov/disaster/4338 or visit the Georgia Emergency Management Agency site at gema.ga.gov.

Have this information ready when you apply:

Social Security numbe

rAddress of the damaged home or apartment

Description of the damage

Information about insurance coverage

A current contact telephone number

An address where you can receive mail

Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Applicants will receive a unique registration number. This number will be required throughout the claim process and should be noted down and kept in a handy location. Solomon said the deadline to apply for disaster assistance in Georgia is Nov. 14.

 

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