Federal officials have added another county to the disaster list from this week’s floods, as Walker County joins seven other counties were federal assistance is now available.
Gov. Sonny Perdue’s office announced the addition of Walker County on Friday afternoon, after Vice President Joe Biden announced that Chattooga and Stephens were also included.
The full list of eligible counties now is: Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Paulding, Stephens and Walker.
Residents and business owners in those counties can now apply for a wide range of federal assistance. 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.