New federal recovery resources are now available for residents and businesses in Glynn and McIntosh counties that were affected by Hurricane Matthew. The announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency comes just a day after Congressman Buddy Carter, R-1, urged the Obama administration to extend individual assistance to Coastal Georgia counties hardest hit by the storm.
In Brunswick, a Disaster Relief Center will be set up at Howard Coffin park for both counties where FEMA representatives will be on hand for pre-registration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Residents can also register for Individual Assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. The agency also has a free mobile app available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
FEMA representatives will also be going door to door in various areas to help indiiduals register. Officials urge residents to request a FEMA identification badge to avoid scammers.
Assistance is also available in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham and Wayne counties.
Those seeking assitance will need their Social Security number, address of the damaged home or apartment, a description of the damage, information about insurance coverage, a current contact telephone number, an address where they can receive mail and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.