Wednesday is the deadline to report impacted coast lines from Hurricane Matthew according to release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. If your beach front property, private dock, bank stabilization, marina, commercial dock, or other structure within coastal waters, marshlands or along barrier islands was impacted by Hurricane Matthew you have until today to file your report.
The Georgia DNR issued the following statement:
• Secure any structures that pose safety or health concerns immediately
• Call the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802 to report a fuel or oil spill
• Remove any debris from marshes, beaches and waterways that originated from your structures to the extent practical and safe
• Take photos to document damage from Hurricane Matthew
• Compile any documents, permits, and photos to show the pre-storm condition of the structure
• Call DNR/CRD at 912-264-7218 to report the need to rebuild damaged structures
• In order to be eligible for emergency authorization, you must make a request by Wednesday, November 2, 2016
• CRD staff will call back within 1-2 business days with guidance or verbal approval for repairs pursuant to state law
• Emergency authorizations will be limited to repair of structures in their original location and in their original size and configuration
• Some repairs may require authorization from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and/or local authorities. CRD staff will provide guidance based on the extent of the damage and location of the structure.
• Non-essential projects currently under review and new permit applications for non-essential projects are temporarily suspended until emergency requests are addressed