• Disaster Information

  • The Dougherty County School System is committed to helping our staff, students and their families recover from Hurricane Michael. Below you'll find listings and links to important sources of information and resources. This is not a comprehensive list. Other information can be found on GEMA's Website.


    NEW: All contractors who are sanctioned to provide services in Dougherty County are required to display a bright yellow tag in their drivers-side windshield. Anyone who sees a contractor without the yellow tag should notify law enforcement.



    - Crisis Cleanup phone number 1-800-451-1954

    There is a burn ban in effect for all 108 counties that were included in the state of emergency. Georgia Forestry Commission is temporarily suspending issuing burning permits.

    SNAP recipients can request replacement benefits if they experienced a food loss due to power outages of greater than four hours. 
    Recipients must complete the necessary forms with their nearest DFCS office. 
    Additional information: https://dfcs.georgia.gov/.



    To Report downed trees in the roadway
    229-483-6226 or 6227 

    To Report Price Gouging


    Aid Organizations

    Albany Relief and Recovery
    Needs Assessment
    (229) 288-2669 

    925 Pine Ave, Albany, GA 31705 

    Samaritan's Purse
    Disaster Recovery, free tree removal
    925 Pine Ave, Albany, GA

    SBC Disaster Relief Team
    First Baptist Church Leesburg
    Disaster Recovery, free tree removal
    145 Oakland Parkway,
    Leesburg, GA

    National Guard Disaster Response Pods
    Water, Ice, Tarps, Disaster Supplies
    2424 Sylvester Road, Albany, GA - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    445 Oakland Parkway, Leesburg, GA 

    Billy Graham Ministries
    Chaplains for Prayer
    925 Pine Ave

    Sherwood Baptist Church
    Spiritual Counseling

    World Vision - Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center
    Nonperishable items
    Disaster supplies
    841 W. Broad Ave,
    Albany, GA



    FEMA Disaster Information

    FEMA’s Individual Assistance program provides federal resources for impacted individuals and households, including financial assistance for temporary housing, home-repair, and damage to essential household items. Additionally, this assistance covers disaster-related childcare, medical, and essential vehicle expenses. Individual assistance has been approved for

    • Baker
    • Crisp
    • Decatur
    • Dougherty
    • Early
    • Grady
    • Lee
    • Miller
    • Mitchell
    • Thomas
    • Seminole
    • Worth

    Residents in these 12 counties may also be eligible for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance to compensate for income lost as a direct result of Hurricane Michael.

    “The heavy damage that resulted from last week’s storm forced businesses to close for repairs, leaving owners and employees without incomes,” said Georgia Department of Labor Mark Butler. “These federal benefits help provide a financial bridge until their incomes resume.”

    DUA is a federal program established to help workers whose primary income is lost, or interrupted, as a direct result of a disaster declared by the President. It differs from regular state unemployment insurance in that it also provides benefits to self-employed business people, farmers, diversified farming operators, loggers, commission-paid employees and others who are not eligible under the state’s program. For more info, visit dol.georgia.gov.

    FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides resources for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. Public Assistance has been approved for

    • Baker
    • Bleckley
    • Burke
    • Calhoun
    • Colquitt
    • Crisp
    • Decatur
    • Dodge
    • Dooly
    • Dougherty
    • Early
    • Emanuel
    • Grady
    • Houston
    • Jefferson
    • Jenkins
    • Johnson
    • Laurens
    • Lee
    • Macon
    • Miller
    • Mitchell
    • Pulaski
    • Seminole
    • Sumter
    • Terrell
    • Thomas
    • Treutlen
    • Turner
    • Wilcox
    • Worth

    Additionally, the declaration provides statewide eligibility for FEMA’s hazard mitigation program, which provides grants for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards.