Georgia Tornadoes (DR-1315)

Incident period: February 14, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 15, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 12, 2000
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Renters, homeowners or business owners who live or do business in Colquitt, Decatur, Grady, Mitchell, Tift, and Turner counties and who were affected by the tornadoes that struck early Valentine's Day still have until Saturday, April 15 to apply for aid according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
March 13, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- The Federal and State Disaster Recovery Center that has been
March 9, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- Free legal assistance is now available to help low-income residents of Colquitt, Decatur, Grady, Mitchell and Tift counties cope with legal questions related to the Valentine's Day tornadoes. These disaster legal services will be provided by volunteer attorneys and are intended for individuals and families unable to pay lawyer fees. The volunteer attorneys will be available to answer calls and provide help Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM at the following area numbers:
March 9, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- The federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located on the 4th floor of the Camilla City Hall at 30 East Broad Street will change its Saturday hours of operation to 8 AM to 5 PM until further notice. The DRC is closed on Sundays. Weekday hours of operation remain 8 AM - 7 PM. No appointment is necessary to visit the center.
March 7, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials said today that more than $3.6 million in disaster assistance funding has been approved for eligible residents in five tornado-raked southwest Georgia counties.
March 1, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- Two federal loan programs designed to help cover the cost of building home windstorm shelters, often called safe rooms, are now available to Georgia homeowners, including those rebuilding storm-damaged homes after the Valentines Day tornadoes that ripped through five southwestern Georgia counties.

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