ATLANTA — Survivors of the Georgia floods need to register for federal assistance by Nov. 23 even if they’re still waiting for insurance settlements or other documentation, recovery officials said today.

“With just two weeks to go, there’s no time to waste,” said Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Director Charley English. “Registering for assistance is the first step to recover from the storms, and we want to make sure everyone who had damage is registered.”

Monday, Nov. 23, is the final day to apply for assistance online or by phone. People in 17 disaster-affected counties can register by visiting, or by calling
800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Help is available in all languages.