Deadline Approaching to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Posted at 4:27 PM, Mar 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 18:36:23-04

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (WTXL) - An important deadline is coming up for those impacted by some recent tornadoes.

People in south Georgia who suffered damage from severe January storms can apply for financial help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Ef-2 and-3 tornadoes killed more than a dozen and caused massive devastation in towns like Adel. As families and communities continue to rebuild, know there is help available to you.

Here is the info from FEMA:
Residents of eight southwestern Georgia counties who suffered damage from the severe January storms have until March 27, 2017, to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.
The deadline applies to residents of Berrien, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Thomas, Turner, Wilcox, and Worth counties who were affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding.
Residents may register the following ways:
  • Going online to; 
  • Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS or require accommodations while visiting a center, call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.;
  • Downloading the FEMA app from Google Play or the Apple App Store or at;
  • Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center. To find the nearest, go to: