FEMA tours hurricane damage on Tybee Island

FEMA tours hurricane damage on Tybee Island

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - Weeks after the storm, Tybee Island is getting a lot of attention from those who can make a difference in their Matthew recovery.

Parking at the North Beach lot is still closed off right now. It's being used as a temporary debris holding site and it's filling up fast.

The project manager tells me they will start chipping and making mulch out of this pile in about two weeks. This area will be closed off for another few weeks as they continue this process.

Also, FEMA is in town to help people who may need to get register for assistance.  They had crews walking door-to-door Friday dropping off green flyers with the important information.

They tell me if you have insurance, you can still apply and even if you think you're damage is small, they still may be able to help.

It's important to note that anyone with FEMA will have proper identification and will never ask you for money.

"We just encourage people to come out and let somebody else make that decision as to whether they are or are not eligible for FEMA assistance. Sometimes people lose out because they think they don't qualify but yet they might had they had come and registered so we just encourage them to come and register," said Gary Petty, with FEMA.

FEMA will be on Tybee Island at the YMCA until Monday evening to help people register and to answer any questions.

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