Georgia Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1686)

Incident period: March 1, 2007 to March 2, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 3, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 1, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- Those people affected by the March 1-2 severe storms and tornadoes have only one day left to apply for federal disaster assistance. Wednesday, May 2, is the registration application deadline the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency set for Georgia residents, renters and business owners in the nine counties declared for Individual Assistance.
April 26, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- May 2 is the application deadline for those who seek disaster assistance in the Georgia counties hit hardest by the severe storms and tornadoes last month, according to officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).
April 26, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- As the May 2 registration deadline approaches for federal disaster assistance after Georgia’s tornadoes and severe storms of early March, more than $11.1 million in federal disaster aid has been approved and 1,830 Georgia households have applied for aid, according to officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).
April 20, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- With the ever-present threat of tornadoes and severe storms in southwest Georgia, residents should not let their guard down against the possibility of flooding. Now is a good time to purchase a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the primary source for flood insurance in the U.S. If your community participates in the NFIP, you can purchase flood insurance from a licensed private insurance company or independent property and casualty insurance agent in your state.
April 20, 2007
News Release
Everyone lives in a flood zone. You don’t need to live near water to be flooded. Floods are caused by storms, melting snow, hurricanes, and water backup due to inadequate or overloaded drainage systems, dam or levee failure, etc. 2. Flood damage is not covered by homeowners’ policies.
April 19, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- More than six weeks have passed since President Bush's March 3 disaster declaration for the severe storms and tornadoes that raked southwest Georgia . Through April 17, disaster recovery grants, loans and Public Assistance funds disbursed for Georgia families, individuals, business owners and local governments total more than $8.92 million.

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