Georgia residents affected by Hurricane Irma may register for FEMA assistance

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Survivors with losses caused by Hurricane Irma in Camden, Chatham and Glynn counties may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials.

Individuals can register online now at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App.

FEMA said applicants will need the following to apply:

  • Social Security number
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Current mailing address, and address and ZIP code of damaged property
  • Private insurance information

When residents register for federal assistance, Georgia residents can look up their address to determine whether it's in a disaster area declared for individual assistance.

Residents can do this by checking the status of their application and get updates by text or email as well as uploading documents to support their application.

Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or voice recognition software, is to call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Those who use TTY can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week until further notice, FEMA said.

When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy, FEMA advises.

Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.