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

September 28, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia residents affected by Hurricane Ivan can apply for assistance simply by picking up the phone and placing a call, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials.
September 28, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster recovery and health officials warn that victims of flooding after the recent hurricanes should clean flood-damaged homes thoroughly to avoid possible health problems from mold and mildew. Mold growth is common in flood-damaged homes. It is important to clean and dry completely any areas that have gotten wet. Mold often appears in the form of discoloration, from white to orange, green, brown and black. Mold also gives off a musty or earthy smell.
September 25, 2004
News Release
FEMA has approved grants totaling $394,148 for housing assistance and $50,845 for other-needs assistance. FEMA inspectors have completed 282 inspections of damaged homes. The Disaster Recovery Centers in Union, Franklin, Gilmer, Madison, and Rabun Counties have been visited by 243 people since they opened September 23. The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued 626 low-interest loan applications to home owners and 117 to businesses.
September 25, 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 Dade, Miller, and Pickens Counties to help residents and local governments recover from the effects of Hurricane Ivan.
September 23, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Community Relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), State Board of Pardons and Paroles and county emergency management directors to reach out to people affected by Hurricane Ivan that began affecting the state on September 14. The 14 counties in which individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Ivan may be eligible for state and federal aid are Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Early, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Madison, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White.
September 23, 2004
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials announced today that five Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have opened to serve victims of Hurricane Ivan. Representatives from local, state and federal agencies, the American Red Cross, as well as loan officers from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will be on hand to answer questions and provide recovery information.

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