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 5, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) want to remind hurricane Ivan victims that low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for residents and businesses in Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Early, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Madison, Miller, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White.
October 5, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- In the days and first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call and find out for yourself just what kind of assistance is available to you.
October 4, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia residents affected by Hurricane Ivan who are receiving Social Security, disability or other federal benefits should not hesitate to apply for disaster assistance as well. FEMA storm damage programs are entirely separate from other government programs and tax-free. Yet senior citizens and other federal assistance beneficiaries who suffered storm damage may feel they are ineligible for disaster aid. That’s not so.
October 4, 2004
News Release
Hurricanes and other natural disasters threaten more than homes. They damage or destroy bridges, highways, public buildings, parks and water treatment plants, and leave tons of debris. Communications and emergency services are also disrupted.
October 2, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Community Relations teams continue to offer one-on-one assistance to Georgia residents who were victims of Hurricane Ivan. Teams go door-to-door offering information and personal assistance, and to emphasize the importance of registering for assistance by calling the 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) toll free line.
October 1, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In less than two weeks since President Bush issued a disaster declaration on September 19, more than $6 million in grants has been approved to assist flood-stricken residents in southeastern Ohio, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA).

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