FEMA disaster recovery centers offered in Chatham, Liberty counties

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - If you need help following Hurricane Irma, FEMA has set up a couple of disaster recovery centers.

There is a center set up at:

  • Southwest Chatham Library (second floor)
  • 14097 Abercorn St.
  • Savannah, GA 31419
  • Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays

There is also a center at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway (9397 E Oglethorpe Hwy.). It is open now through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

"We need access to their social security number, the address where the damage happened, contact information for where they can be reached now," said Steven Solomon, FEMA.

The hurricane left some homes flooded and covered in debris. Others saw trees chop homes in half. Shonda King's parents evacuated and came home to find roof damage, and like many, that was just the start.

"But then you get inside and the roof damage can cause leak damages," she said.

King went to the Disaster Recovery Center to see what information she needs when she brings them to register for help. FEMA workers can walk people through the application process and point them toward other help as well.

"We also have representatives from the Small Business Administration as well as people from some state agencies, so it's kind of one-stop shopping," Solomon said.

King knows the process won't be easy, but it will be easier with information and funds to help.

"I would tell anybody to come up here and register because you never know what help is out there for you," she said.

Solomon says they are also equipped to help storm victims with special needs, as well. He says more than 5,000 storm victims across Coastal Georgia have already registered their damage and he expects that number to rise.

Please keep in mind that the registration deadline is Nov. 14.

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