Georgia Tornadoes (DR-1315)

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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."
February 15, 2000
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Clinton authorized federal disaster aid for four southwestern Georgia counties ravaged by deadly tornadoes Monday morning. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the declaration was issued immediately after the White House reviewed of the agency's analysis of the state's expedited request for federal relief.

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