The City of Douglas has announced that the Red Cross is offering aid to families whose homes have suffered significant damage or destruction due to Hurricane Idalia.
According to city officials, the Red Cross is now accepting applications for immediate assistance in eligible homes, as long as the criteria are met by households affected by the storm.
To qualify for this assistance program, households must fulfill the following requirements:
1. The primary residence (whether rented or owned) must be located in a confirmed disaster-affected area in Florida or Georgia, and it must have either been destroyed or sustained substantial structural damage necessitating extensive repairs. Alternatively, the damage must be so severe that repairs are not feasible. This may include substantial failures in the roof, walls, foundation, or a water line that exceeds 18 inches. (Please refer to FEMA guidelines at https://americanredcross.github.io/photo-survey/rc_fema_pocketguide.pdf for more details).
2. Proof of identity and residence is required.
According to the Red Cross Damage Assessment data, qualifying families in Coffee County may expect the deployment of mobile intake teams to offer immediate assistance. If you believe that your home has suffered "Major" or "Destroyed" primary damage according to the Red Cross/FEMA Disaster Assessment Pocket Guide, please get in touch with the Red Cross at 229-300-1518.
For additional information, feel free to contact the South-Central Georgia Red Cross at (229) 300-1518.