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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. -- 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 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 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.
February 23, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- One week after a presidential declaration enabled residents of southwestern Georgia to register for federal disaster programs, over $1 million in disaster assistance has been approved for eligible recipients in the five declared counties according to state and federal officials overseeing the recovery effort.
February 22, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- Decatur County residents who suffered losses in the Valentine's Day tornadoes that hit southwest Georgia early Monday morning are now eligible to register for a wide range of individual assistance programs according to federal and state officials overseeing the recovery effort. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance programs include temporary housing, individual and family grants, disaster unemployment assistance, crisis counseling and Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans to repair or replace storm-damaged property.
February 21, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- One week after tornadoes hit four counties in southwestern Georgia, 439 area residents have registered for some sort of assistance according to federal and state officials coordinating the recovery effort.
February 20, 2000
News Release
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- Providing housing for tornado victims in four southwestern Georgia counties remains a top priority said officials overseeing the state-federal disaster recovery effort. "We need to know that everyone is in safe, sanitary and secure housing," said Tom Davies, federal coordinating officer for recovery operations. "We can't put people back on their feet until we help them get a roof over their heads."

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