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FEMA will help 17 counties

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants residents in 17 south Georgia counties to begin getting disaster help before assistance centers open in eligible communities.

It could be next week before FEMA disaster assistance centers are opened in 17 south Georgia counties where residents are eligible to receive individual disaster assistance. That qualifies them for home repairs, temporary housing, and other serious disaster related expenses.

FEMA representatives say if you call 1800-621-FEMA you can get registered today, then when the center opens in your community, you'll be a step ahead. 

"They can check on the status of their application. If they've made an application, the center is equipped to go online and help them find the status of their request for help and it will help them determine if they've applied for everything they're eligible for," said Don North of FEMA.

While some centers are open now, many of the disaster assistance center won't open until later this week or even next week.

      • Here is a tentative list of FEMA Aid locations-

Berrien --  1018 Exum Street --  Opens May 8th

Brooks -- Go to Lowndes County to apply

Coffee --   NA

Colquitt --  EMA Center 164 Veterans Parkway -- Opens April 30th, will be open 8:00 am to 7:00 PM Monday through Sunday

Decatur  --  Chamber Two building at the Fairgrounds -- Not Open

Dougherty --  Thornton Gym -- not open yet

Echols  -- Community Center Church God Street -- Opens May 4th

Lanier  --  NA

Lowndes -- Lowndes County Civic Center -- Open now

Miller  --  NA

Mitchell County --  EMA Center 121 E. Stephens Street -- Not Open

Tift  --  NA

Worth -- Unknown Location --  Opens Wednesday

Ware  --  NA

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