Bulloch County residents affected by Hurricane Matthew will have the chance to meet one-on-one with Federal Emergency Management Agency associates today through Monday to register for aid.
A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 1–7 p.m., and Monday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., said Gary Petty, a media relations specialist with FEMA. Officials will be at Bulloch County's Public Saftey Department office, addjacent to the Sheriff's office on Highway 301 North.
“Having a Disaster Recovery Center here in Statesboro is going to allow citizens a … face-to face discussion” with agents about their needs, he said.
Residents will be able to register for aid, get help with paperwork, check the status of their applications, meet with other agencies to look into additional disaster relief, and get advice on rebuilding, he said.
He said the Recovery Centers are “one-stop shopping” for people, and while there, they also will be able to register with the Small Business Association for possible loans.
People may also register for aid online at www.disasterassistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or by accessing the FEMA app on a smartphone, available through the Apple App Store and GooglePlay, he said.