Savannah — (WSAV)
The clock is ticking for many people who are still struggling months after Hurricane Matthew.
Right now, FEMA is still in town helping those families, but Friday, they’ll close their doors.
The Chatham County Disaster Recovery Center, located on the campus of Savannah Tech, will close this Friday and leaders want to make sure residents are prepared and apply for assistance immediately.
“This is your tax dollars that you’ve paid in, take time out to get that paperwork done so you can participate,” says Savannah Mayor Eddie Deloach.
So far, FEMA has registered more than 2 thousand storm victims and inspected dozens of properties. More than 5.5 million dollars in aid money has been granted. When applying for assistance through FEMA, be prepared to provide your social security number, the address of the damaged property and a phone number where you may be contacted. Missing or erroneous information could result in delays in receiving assistance. Remember, damage or losses from Hurricane Matthew must have occurred Oct. 4 – 15.
The deadline doesn’t apply to businesses that were damaged. They can still register for help through next July.
For more information, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (FEMA).