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Governor Brian Kemp has announced residents in 25 additional Georgia counties affected by Hurricane Idalia are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance. The disaster declaration now covers Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Bullock, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Echols, Emanuel, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Lanier, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Thomas, Tift, Ware and Wayne Counties for Public Assistance.
Cook, Glynn and Lowndes Counties now include Categories C-G: permanent work, which is already designated for Individual Assistance, and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures.
Individual Assistance can fund individual and family recovery efforts, which may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to coveruninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of Hurricane Idalia.
Public Assistance is available to state and local government entities and qualified not-for-profit organizations. It will provide financial aid for debris removal and emergency work.
Individuals in these designated counties can apply for assistance in any of the following ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Calling 800-621-3362
- SBA offers low-interest disaster loans for Hurricane Idalia relief
- Deadline for Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance for three counties is October 10
- Department of Revenue announces tax relief for 28 counties impacted by Idalia
- Red Cross offers assistance in wake Hurricane Idalia
- Steadfast Wildlife Rescue Rehab: Hurricane Idalia stressed more than just people