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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Tornado Cleanup Hotline

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Parts of Newton County received severe damage due to a storm that came through the area Thursday, Jan. 12.

The storm brought high winds and reports of an unconfirmed tornado to the southern part of the County, leaving a trail of debris.

If you need help with fallen trees, drywall, flooring and appliance removal, roofs or other issues please utilize the Georgia Tornadoes Home Cleanup Hotline at 470-201-5701. All services are free but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. This hotline will remain open through Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.

While this is an official hotline, Newton County would like to make the public aware of other phone numbers being possible scams.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the area doing damage assessments. However, they will NEVER ask for your DOB, Social Security Number, Driver’s License information, etc.. If someone posing as a representative from FEMA comes to your house do not answer their questions but instead get any vehicle information (tag number, etc.) and report to 911 immediately.

FEMA will contact Newton County at the appointed time to get required information for damage assessment.

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