The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday that more than 3,600 Georgians have already applied for assistance in the wake of this week’s devastating floods.
And more applications are expected to continue to pour in as additional counties are added to the list of those eligible.
As of late Friday, eight counties had been added to the federal disaster list, making residents and business owners there eligible for federal aid. Five were named on Thursday and additional three Friday. Those eligible are: Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Paulding, Stephens and Walker.
If you are in one of those counties and have been impacted by the flood, or own property or a business there, FEMA officials encourage you to apply for assistance as soon as possible.
To apply, go to FEMA’s disaster Web site or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing impaired.
Individual assistance can include grants to pay for temproary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses, as well as temporary unemployment benefits for those who have lost their jobs due to the flood.