FEMA sticks to closure deadline

FEMA sticks to closure deadline

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - FEMA had set Monday as a deadline to close its East Albany office, and it will not extend beyond that date. They will close at 7:00 p.m., the online deadline is still midnight.

The deadline is still 10pm by their telephone switchboard, according to John Mills, FEMA External Affairs spokesman.

Two months after the storms that devastated Southwest Georgia, the FEMA deadline has come.

"Some people have procrastinated, but this is your last opportunity to register for federal assistance from FEMA," said Mills.

FEMA has been in the Albany area since the first storms at the beginning of January.

The disaster center is closing but help is still available.

"People can continue to stay in touch with FEMA if they have ongoing needs related to the disaster. Provide their information to FEMA, they can call on the phone anytime, get more information and even request additional assistance," said Mills.

Mills wants to let people know there is no reason to worry. He says that FEMA has been proud to serve the community for months and will continue to help in whatever way they can.

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