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 8, 2004
News Release
The deadline to apply for Public Assistance is 30 days from the date of declaration. This date is rapidly approaching for Georgia state agencies, local governments and certain private non-profit organizations affected by Hurricane Ivan and Tropical Storm Francis. IVAN
October 8, 2004
News Release
A total of 1,628 individuals have registered for assistance in recovering from damages inflicted by Hurricane Ivan, which began affecting Georgia on September 14. FEMA has disbursed grants totaling $1,343,726 for housing assistance and $412,067 for other-needs assistance. FEMA inspectors have completed 978 inspections of damaged homes.
October 7, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Victims of Hurricane Ivan now have a new toll-free number to call for legal assistance. The Young Lawyers Division of the Georgia State Bar Association, the Young Lawyer Division of the American Bar Association, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have partnered together to provide legal counseling and referrals for Georgia disaster survivors through a toll-free hotline number.
October 7, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The figures are remarkable. In the last quarter-century, more than 10,000 Georgians with flood insurance have received more than $123.3 million in loss payments. In the last fiscal year alone, FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) paid out 472 claims to state policyholders to the tune of $3.8 million. And now, water-logged residents with and without flood insurance are faced with an enormous new set of rebuilding and repairing costs after Hurricanes Frances and Ivan caused millions of dollars in damage statewide.
October 6, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces several changes to the agency’s website at in an effort to provide up-to-date important information for those recovering from all of the recent hurricanes and storms.
October 5, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia residents affected by Hurricane Ivan may be eligible for various forms of tax relief that could lessen some losses, federal and state disaster recovery officials said today. “The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) permits those with casualty losses suffered as a result of the disaster to claim this year’s losses on last year’s return, or amend last year’s return already mailed,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Nick Russo. “The advantage is a quicker refund than available if the losses are filed on returns for 2004.”

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