Hurricane Irma Recovery Information
Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Camden County
FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) Recreation Center.
This center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses. Recovery specialists from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State of Georgia, and other agencies will be at the center to discuss assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application.
Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) Recreation Center
1050 Wildcat Drive
Kingsland, Georgia 31548
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Individual Assistance Declared for Camden County
Camden County is now part of a federally declared disaster and residents are eligible for assistance.
The online registration process will take 18-20 minutes.
Visit DisasterAssistance.gov to begin applying for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance.
If you need further information or assistance:
Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). This number is also for users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET.
Call FEMA's Internet Help Desk at 1-800-745-0243. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Since Camden County has received a Federal Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance, all affected individuals should register for disaster assistance.
This video will help you understand the options available and show you how to register for disaster assistance.
Disaster Recovery Centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology equipment allowing disaster survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss, and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps, and restrooms.
Additionally, SBA representatives are available to answer questions about their disaster loan program and help business owners and residents apply for SBA assistance. SBA Disaster Assistance Loans are key to continuing the recovery process.
If possible, homeowners, renters and businesses should register with FEMA before visiting the recovery center. Eligible residents may register for assistance the following ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Phone 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available.
- Via the FEMA app, available at fema.gov/mobile-app for Apple and Android devices.
The following information will be required in order to apply for FEMA's Individual Assistance Program:
- Address of the damaged home or apartment
- Description of the damage
- When the damage occurred
- Annual income for the household
- Current contact telephone number
- Address to which correspondence concerning the application status should be sent
- Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of fund
- Social Security number and name as it appears on the SS card
- Information about insurance coverage, such as the policy covering the address
Disaster survivors can visit the center for assistance. Locations of other recovery centers are online at https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.
Three new programs are available from FEMA for Camden County residents affected by Hurricane Irma.
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If you do not understand the letter, the best thing to do is take it to a Disaster Recovery Center. In Camden County, it is located at 1050 Wildcat Drive in Kingsland.
Many times applicants just need to submit additional documents for FEMA to process their application. FEMA can reconsider an application, in some cases, if the applicant:
- Submits insurance documents: Provide documents from your insurance company that show your coverage or settlement is insufficient to make essential home repairs, provide a place to stay or replace certain contents. FEMA cannot duplicate homeowner or renter insurance benefits.
- Prove occupancy: Provide documents that prove the damaged home or rental was your primary residence by supplying a copy of utility bills, driver’s license or lease.
- Prove ownership: Provide documents such as mortgage or insurance documents, tax receipts or a deed. If you don’t have a deed handy, you should contact your local county officials about how to obtain a copy.
More information is available here.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Coastal Resources Division
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Coastal Resources Division has Emergency Orders in place to help with the removal of boats. This must also be coordinated with the Army Corps of Engineers. More information is available on the Coastal Resources Division website.
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