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 1, 2004
News Release
FEMA has disbursed grants totaling $882,221 for housing assistance and $226,964 for other-needs assistance. FEMA inspectors have completed 708 inspections of damaged homes. The Disaster Recovery Centers in Union, Franklin, Gilmer, Madison, and Rabun Counties were visited by 394 people between September 23 and September 27. The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued 1,041 low-interest loan applications: 848 to homeowners and renters; 193 to businesses.
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).
October 1, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Many Georgia victims of Hurricane Ivan have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to register for disaster assistance and, afterwards, received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Recovery officials are urging everyone who has received such an application to take time to fill it out and return it promptly.
September 30, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Individuals and families whose homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Ivan may be eligible for disaster housing assistance, according to Nick Russo, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort. “Our top priority is to make sure that everyone is in safe, secure and livable housing,” Russo said. The disaster housing program is designed to provide immediate assistance to those whose homes were made unlivable because of Hurricane Ivan.
September 30, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- “Damage inspectors are now in the field visiting people who have filed applications for assistance, Nick Russo, an official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),” said in a joint statement with State Coordinating Officer Mike Sherberger, director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). Residents who have applied for disaster assistance can expect to hear from one or more inspectors who will schedule a visit to look at damaged property, according to federal and state recovery officials.
September 30, 2004
News Release
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 Heard and Wilkes Counties to help local governments recover from the effects of Hurricane Ivan. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the counties were added to the list of eligible jurisdictions based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.

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