Georgia Hurricane Ivan (DR-1554)
Incident period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 18, 2004
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 22, 2004
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is using technology to make it easier to apply for disaster assistance. In addition to registering by telephone, residents and business owners in Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Early, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Madison, Miller, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union and White counties can now apply for assistance and find valuable recovery information on the Internet at .
October 21, 2004
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Flood insurance policyholders who suffered damages from recent hurricanes that impacted Georgia may have a number of questions about their policies. In an effort to provide the most up-to-date information and ease their concerns, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) officials have put together answers to the most frequently asked questions. Who do I go to first for help with questions about my NFIP policy? You should call your insurance agent or insurance company first.
October 16, 2004
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Individuals and business owners who sustained damage from Hurricane Ivan and who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance, have approximately 30 days to apply. November 17, 2004, is the last day to file an application according to officials of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 15, 2004
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been made available for Clayton, Forsyth, Pike, and Upson Counties to help residents and local governments recover from the effects of Hurricane Ivan. Clayton and Forsyth Counties were approved for assistance to individuals. Pike and Upson Counties were approved for aid to local governments. Forsyth County was previously approved for local-government assistance.
October 15, 2004
FEMA individual assistance for Georgia Hurricane Ivan has topped $2.1 million: FEMA has approved grants totaling $1,593,392 for housing assistance and $522,506 for other-needs assistance. A total of 1,870 individuals have registered for assistance in recovering from damages inflicted by Hurricane Ivan, which began affecting Georgia on September 14. FEMA inspectors have completed 1,145 inspections of damaged homes.
October 12, 2004
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The deadlines are approaching for Georgia residents eligible to file for disaster unemployment benefits, according to state and federal officials. Application deadlines are: October 21, 2004 for residents of Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Early, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Madison, Rabun, Towns, Union and White Counties. October 29, 2004 for residents of Dade, Miller and Pickens Counties.