Post-Hurricane Irma

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance

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 https://www.disasterassistance.gov to begin applying for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance.

Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) if you need additional assistance.

FEMA Registration Intake Video

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. The center’s address is:

Camden County Public Service Authority (PSA) Recreation Center

1050 Wildcat Drive  

Kingsland, Georgia 31548

Hours:                        

Monday - Friday        8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday                    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday                      1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

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.


Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief

This dedicated group is here in Camden to help us until the job is complete! Their team is available for muck outs and for tree removal services. The Disaster Relief team can be reached at 770-853-0337.


Local Resources

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GEMA Engaged Citizens Damage Assessment GeoForm

You can now self-report basic information about damage to homes, businesses, and public facilities by clicking here. This site can be accessed on mobile or desktop.


NOTICE FOR THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF CAMDEN COUNTY:

YARD DEBRIS

Camden County Public Works will pick up yard debris caused by Hurricane Irma from all unincorporated Camden County residents through September 29th. Currently, Public Works is removing debris from the Harrietts Bluff area, where some of the biggest safety concerns exist for residents traveling those roadways. By Thursday, September 21st, crews should be making their way into the Brisol Hammock subdivision. The next stop will be Mush Bluff by the end of the week or start of next week, depending how long debris removal takes in Bristol Hammock. Thank you for your patience as Public Works makes their way through the unincorporated areas.

**Please do not place your yard debris inside trash/leaf bags.

The county will not go on private property to remove yard debris. It must be placed in the right-of-way (road side) for pick up.

If you live inside the city limits of Kingsland, St. Marys, or Woodbine, please contact your city for debris removal information.

BULK ITEMS

All residents are encouraged to take bulk items that were damaged during the hurricane to selected county fire stations and place the items in the dumpster provided.  Bulk items must be placed in the dumpster. 

The dumpsters are available at the following locations only:

Fire Station 19
4911 Dover Bluff Road
Waverly, GA 31565

Fire Station 16 
7261 Harriets Bluff Road
Woodbine, GA 31569

Fire Station 18 (Tarboro)
377 New Post Road
White Oak, GA 31568

Fire Station 12 (Mush Bluff)
3557 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558

Fire Station 15 (Browntown/Flea Hill/Meadows/Woodhaven)
17850 Highway 40 West
Kingsland, GA 31548

If you are unable to bring these bulk items to the provided dumpsters, please contact the Curbside Collections Office at 912-510-6881 to schedule a service order for bulk item pick up with Advanced Disposal. The date of pick up cannot be guaranteed and may in fact be delayed due to the significant increase in normal trash and bulk items from hurricane clean-up. The fee will be waived for bulk items damaged during the storm for service orders scheduled up until October 6, 2017.

REGULAR TRASH PICKUP

Regular trash pickup has resumed.  Due to the trucks filling up quickly, they often have to return to the landfill to empty out before resuming the route.  Your patience is appreciated as they make every attempt to get back on schedule.


Camden County Solid Waste Increasing Hours to Help with Hurricane Irma Recovery

The Old Still Yard Waste Site is located at 4884 Old Still Road in Kingsland and will be open Saturday until 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfill is located at 5395 Highway 110 in Woodbine. The Construction & Demolition (C&D) landfill is located at 1600 Highway 110. Both of these sites will be open Saturday until 5:00 p.m.