Few hours left to apply for FEMA - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Few hours left to apply for FEMA

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Monday is the last day for victims of spring storms and flooding to apply for federal help.

So far, the government has approved more than 5.5-million dollars in disaster aid for South Georgians.

Four million helped pay for temporary housing, home repairs, and other needs through state grants. 1.5-million has been distributed through S.B.A loans.

Emergency management officials say the help was a godsend for many people especially in this economy.

"Most people in our area, I think it was under five percent had flood insurance. So your basic home owners insurance is not going to cover this. So this has been instrumental in helping people get back on their feet," said Tift EMA Director, Scott Bowers.

Anyone who still needs to apply can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). You can also apply click here to apply. Storm victims have until 10 o'clock tonight to apply online or by phone.

Feedback


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Pallets burn in smoky blaze near P&G plant

    Pallets burn in smoky blaze near P&G plant

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-03-28 21:45:49 GMT
    (Source: Cade Fowler)(Source: Cade Fowler)

    Crews have responded to Procter & Gamble after a fire broke out Tuesday afternoon.

    More >>

    Crews have responded to Procter & Gamble after a fire broke out Tuesday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Former Meigs mayor arrested for 'false statements'

    Former Meigs mayor arrested for 'false statements'

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-03-28 21:07:38 GMT
    The former mayor Meigs, Linda Harris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. (Source: Thomas County Sheriff's Office)The former mayor Meigs, Linda Harris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. (Source: Thomas County Sheriff's Office)

    The former mayor Meigs, Linda Harris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. 

    More >>

    The former mayor Meigs, Linda Harris, was arrested Tuesday afternoon around 3:30. 

    More >>
  • Police: Burglars use car rim to smash into business

    Police: Burglars use car rim to smash into business

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:39:04 GMT

    Albany police are on the lookout for two burglars who smashed through the front window of a business just after midnight Monday.  

    More >>

    Albany police are on the lookout for two burglars who smashed through the front window of a business just after midnight Monday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly