The City of Douglas has been notified that the Red Cross has begun taking applications for immediate assistance for families who suffered “major or destroyed” home damages from Hurricane Idalia. Households who experienced damages from the storm will have requirements to qualify.
To be eligible for the program, households must meet these requirements:
- Your pre-disaster primary residence (renter or homeowner) is in a confirmed disaster-impacted geographic area in Florida or Georgia and is either destroyed or has sustained significant structural damage that requires extensive repairs, or the damage is so severe that repairs are not feasible. This may include substantial failure of the roof, walls, or foundation, or a water line above 18 inches. (Please see the FEMA guidelines here, https://americanredcross.github.io/photo-survey/rc_fema_pocketguide.pdf.
- Proof of identity and residence.
Red Cross Damage Assessment data indicates there are qualifying families in Coffee County and therefore may deploy mobile intake crews to provide immediate assistance. Please contact the Red Cross 229-300-1518, if you believe you have experienced damages that meets the "Major" or "Destroyed" primary home damage according to the Red Cross/FEMA Disaster Assessment Pocket Guide.
For more information, please contact the South Central Georgia Red Cross at (229)300-1518.