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FEMA Offers Free Resources to Property Owners Rebuilding After Matthew

posted 4 months ago by SavannahOEM from Savannah Emergency Management
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Release date: December 7, 2016 Release Number: NR 031

SAVANNAH, Ga. – As repair and rebuilding are underway after Hurricane Matthew, recovery experts suggest survivors look for vulnerabilities—or weaknesses—that would make their homes or businesses more susceptible to damage from driving rain and wind.

A community that is aware of…

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FEMA’s ‘Other Needs’ Program Can Help Pay Medical, Dental and Serious Disaster-Related Expenses

posted 4 months ago by SavannahOEM from Savannah Emergency Management
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Release date: December 6, 2016 Release Number: NR 030

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Uninsured or underinsured applicants in the 10 Georgia counties affected by Hurricane Matthew may be eligible to recover the costs of necessary and serious disaster-related expenses through a FEMA program called Other Needs Assistance.

The program provides financial…

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Crisis Cleanup- Tree Removal Services

posted 5 months ago by ClaraFishel from Savannah Emergency Management
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The Multi-agency Cleanup Assistance hotline provides assistance to residents that need help cleaning up their home and property due to Hurricane Matthew damages. The hotline shares your information with civic and community leaders and volunteer relief agencies that may provide tree/limb cutting aid.

Please dial the Crisis Cleanup Hotline: 800-451-1954.

Disaster Survivors with Disabilities Get the Same Assistance as Everyone Else

posted 5 months ago by SavannahOEM from Savannah Emergency Management
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Release date: October 26, 2016 Release Number: NR 008

ATLANTA – Georgia’s disaster survivors with disabilities may face challenges, but registering for federal assistance from Hurricane Matthew shouldn’t be one of them.

Storm survivors with disabilities can rest assured they will receive the same services and assistance offered to everyone…

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Free Legal Services Available to Eligible Georgia Survivors Affected by Matthew

posted 5 months ago by SavannahOEM from Savannah Emergency Management
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Release date: October 27, 2016 Release Number: NR 0009

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Free legal assistance is now available to low-income Georgia disaster survivors who need help with home repair contracts and contractors, counseling on landlord-tenant issues or assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims.

Disaster often brings chaos, which…

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Crisis Cleanup Hotline

posted 5 months ago by ClaraFishel from Savannah Emergency Management
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For help removing a downed tree, call the Crisis Cleanup Hotline 800-451-1954

FEMA Specialists in Pin Point Friday October 21st

posted 5 months ago by ClaraFishel from Savannah Emergency Management
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Savannah, GA – (October 20, 2016) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialists will have an informational booth set up in the Pin Point areas to help residents sign up for FEMA financial assistance. The team will be answering questions as well as registering people for the FEMA…

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Post-Hurricane Matthew FAQs

posted 5 months ago by ClaraFishel from Savannah Emergency Management
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The City of Savannah has published a FAQ Page of post-Hurricane Matthew questions related to Neighborhoods, Housing and Business.

Tree and Debris Clean Up Assistance

posted 5 months ago by ClaraFishel from Savannah Emergency Management
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A number of volunteer organizations are providing tree and debris clean up assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

**Georgia Baptist Center 704 Wheaton Street

Team Rubicon USA 912-381-4862 gibbs@teamrubicon.org

Savannah Youth City 912-844-7812

Paragon Male Academy 912-441-5024**

Feed the Hungry at Three Sites on Wednesday, Oct 19th

posted 5 months ago by ClaraFishel from Savannah Emergency Management
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Savannah organization, Feed the Hungry is offering hot meals to those in need on Wednesday, October 19th at the following times and locations:

W.W. Law Regional Center, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 909 E Bolton St, Savannah, GA 31401

Windsor Forest Community Center, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 308 Briarcliff…

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Home Damaged by Hurricane Matthew? Here's What You Need to Do

posted 5 months ago by bbrainerd from City of Savannah Housing Department
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Households (both renters and homeowners) who have experienced a loss from a disaster should take the following steps immediately:

  1. Contact your insurance company first to file a claim. Any federal assistance will require submitting insurance claim documentation.

  2. Register with FEMA online at disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362. If you use…

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CEMA helps Second Harvest Secure Food for Hot Meals

posted 5 months ago by ClaraFishel from Savannah Emergency Management
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Via Savannah Morning News... Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) applied for food distribution assistance through the USDA School Lunch Program and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA) after Hurricane Matthew.

CEMA submitted an application for 1000 meals each day through Wednesday of this week in partnership with…

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Welcome to Savannah Recovers!

posted 7 months ago by Chris
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This site is designed to organize community preparedness and recovery in Savannah, Georgia. This site was started by The City of Savannah's Emergency Management Department and is managed by local organizations in the community.

Organizations can post their services, request resources, and access the databases of needs, donations, and volunteers…

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