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

April 18, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- Declared deadlines are approaching for people who wish to seek disaster assistance in the Georgia counties hit hardest by the severe storms and tornadoes of March 1 and 2, according to officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).
April 17, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- As tornado season continues through May, Georgians should remember that a killer storm could strike any time, in-season or out, warn officials of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The season came in strongly in early March, when tornadoes killed nine state residents, left more than 80 injured and caused $118 million in property damage. Then a new wave of severe weather in mid-April brought another reminder.
April 11, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- Please note the following correction to a press release issued on April 9 concerning Hazard Mitigation Workshops co-sponsored by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In the release, the Fulton County Hazard Mitigation Workshop in Atlanta , meeting at 10 a.m. April 20, was listed with an incorrect address. THE CORRECT ADDRESS IS: Fulton County: Atlanta -10 a.m. April 20: GEMA State Operations Center, 935 East Confederate Ave. S.E. , Building 2.
April 11, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- Five weeks after President Bush’s March 3 disaster declaration for the severe storms and tornadoes, disaster recovery grants, loans, and Public Assistance funds approved for Georgia families, individuals, business owners, and local governments now total more than $8.64 million. The new total, $2.16 million more than last week’s total, was announced today by officials of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
April 9, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have scheduled a series of workshops this month to explain a joint hazard mitigation program that funds projects designed to reduce or eliminate damage from future disasters.
April 6, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- As tax time approaches, it is important to remember that federal assistance funds received by disaster victims are not taxable, say officials of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster aid also does not cause recipients to lose U.S. Social Security Administration benefits.

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