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Georgia Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma May Register for FEMA Assistance

Release date: 
September 16, 2017
Release Number: 
R4 DR-4338-GA NR 001

ATLANTA – Survivors with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Camden, Chatham and Glynn counties may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials.

Individuals can register online at or through the FEMA App.

Applicants will need the following to apply:

  • Social Security Number;
  • Daytime telephone number;
  • Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and
  • Private insurance information, if available.

By registering for federal assistance on

  • You can look up your address to find out if it is in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance.
  • Check the status of your application and get updates by SMS or email.
  • Upload documents to support your application.

Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET seven days a week until further notice.

When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.


Informational Points Post Irma

  • Camden County Public Works will pick up yard debris from all unincorporated Camden County residents for a period of two weeks, September 18th though September 29th.  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.  Yard debris must be separated from construction materials and other discarded items.
  • The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD), under authority granted pursuant to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) and the Shore Protection Act (SPA), finds that an emergency exists within all the coastal counties due to Hurricane Irma.  CRD has initiated Emergency Orders #1 and #2, which places a moratorium on nonessential construction/alteration within the jurisdiction of the CMPA and SPA.  This moratorium is effective immediately and will be in place until further notice. 
  • A call center has been activated to gather information about impacts to beach front property, private docks, bank stabilizations, marinas, commercial docks, or other structures within coastal waters, marshlands, or along barrier island beaches. Staff will also be available to answer questions about permitting/regulatory processes and needs for areas impacted within the jurisdiction of CMPA or SPA.  The call center number is (912) 264-7218 and will operate between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM.  
  • Ravens of Elijah Food Ministries, Inc. will be receiving a semi truck load of around 20,000 pounds of groceries to give out to around 500 families, possibly more. We will not know exactly what we will receive until it is here. It has been over a year and a half since we have had one of these large mobile food pantry giveaways available to us. It will be on Thursday September 21, 2017 beginning at 11:00 AM at Southeast Community Church and will be first come first served by calling ticket numbers in order that are received at check-in which will begin at 9:00 AM.
  • VERIFY YOUR CONTRACTOR: Want to know if your contractor has a state license? Visit to verify.  Make sure that your contractor is insured and bonded before signing any contracts. You are strongly discouraged from giving a cash down payment in advance of work.  Contact your local government to find out if a licensed contractor is necessary for your project.  
  1. Camden County--912-729-5603
  2. City of Kingsland--912-729-8296
  3. City of St. Marys--912-510-4032
  4. City of Woodbine--912-576-3211  
  • Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief - This is a dedicated group of skilled workers.  Their team is available for muck outs, tree removal, and other   services. They can be reached at 770-853-0337 or please visit them at Kingsland First Baptist Church where they are stationed in person to assist you with your Hurricane Irma needs!

Georgia Hurricane Guide (You can right click and Save As to download the PDF)

Jacksonville 2017 Preparedness Guide (You can right click and Save As to download the PDF)
Being Prepared for a Hurricane

Man In The Mirror Radio


A Day On The Farm ~ A Lifetime of Memories.


Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres

Load up the family and come out to the farm to enjoy a day of getting back to a more simpler way of life.  

Leave your cell phone, computer, ipod, ipad....... Well you know what we are getting at.

While here, give your family your undivided attention they so need and deserve.

 Kick back, soak up the fun and laughter of your loved ones.

Let us make your family day here at Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres,

a day filled with special memories that will last a lifetime.

Open to the public every Saturday Oct 14th through Nov 4th
  • Oct 14th - Opening Day/Redneck Olympics

  • Oct 21st - Hero's  

  • Oct 28th - Autism Awareness Day / Wizard of Oz

  • Nov 4th - Farm Heritage



Where: Moran Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Starts: 7:00PM
Doors Open: 6:00PM


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King of Peace Holiday Bazaar

The Annual King of Peace Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, September 30th.  This annual event brings the community together for fellowship and fun. There will be a Silent Auction, a Bake Sale, Arts and Crafts from talented artisans from around the area, and much more.  Please join us for fun, food, and festivities for all ages on September 30th at the King of Peace Annual Holiday Bazaar!


Rock Shrimp Festival
  The  Annual Rock Shrimp Festival continues its long-standing tradition of family fun
on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in historic St. Marys, Georgia.  The festival presents a full day of events...Read More


 Okefenokee Festival 
2nd Saturday in October - October 14th
8AM - 5PM
Downtown Folkston
7:00 AM - Mac's Miracle Memorial 5k Walk
7:30 AM - Mac's Miracle Memorial 5k Run
7:45 AM - 1k Fun Run
9:15 AM - Parade Line-up (No Early Birds)
10:00 AM - Parade
All Day Arts & Crafts, Food, Live Entertainment, Inflatables and much more! 
IMPORTANT: For your pets' protection, NO PETS Allowed.  
For More Information call 912-496-2536


Southern Women's Show Icon 

Southern Women's Show - Jacksonville

October 19 - 22, 2017
Prime Osborne Convention Center
The annual Southern Women’s Show, where women can shop for beautiful jewelry and hip handbags, watch fabulous fashion shows, attend cooking demonstrations and sample gourmet foods, treat themselves to makeovers, and meet celebrity guests!
Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday 10am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Adults $12 at the Door
Youth (6 – 12) $6
Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult

Advance Discount Tickets Available at Walgreens for $8 Adults/ $6 Youth

Advance Discount Tickets Available Online for $10 - Order Tickets ONLINE
                              $5 After 5pm Every Day on Tickets Purchased on Show Site

Fall fashion shows, health screenings, makeovers, unique gifts and much more!


CATFISH FESTIVAL is November 18th!


35th Annual Kingsland Catfish Festival

Saturday 9AM - 9PM
     Downtown Kingsland, GA

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