MOULTRIE -- Helping hands are extended one more day at the Colquitt County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) building, and local victims of this weekend's flood are urged to grab them.

Thursday, 15 more families registered for disaster aid through the EMA, Red Cross, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Department of Family and Children Services and the Colquitt County Health Department. That brings the number up to 40.

These entities will continue to register victims Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it's important that Colquitt County residents hit by floods register by the end of the day. The county has yet to hear from the governor's office if Colquitt County has received disaster status from the state. Already, county officials have learned that the county is not considered a disaster area by the federal government.

"If we know about them ahead of time, and he does declare us something, we can start contacting these people and letting them know," said Rene Hawkins with the county.

The EMA building is located next to the Colquitt County E-911 Center on Veterans Parkway. For more information, call 616-7147

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