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

March 17, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials remind private property owners with disaster-related debris it is the responsibility of the property owner to move it to curbside for pickup. Debris generated by repairs or demolition, paid for by insurance, should not be brought to the curb for pickup. Normally insurance coverage pays for the disposal of such debris.
March 17, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- A legion of workers with dump trucks, skip loaders, backhoes, knuckle boom trucks, chain saws, and raw muscle power is scouring the counties and localities hit by the severe storms and tornadoes of March 1-2 and removing mountains of debris.
March 16, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- The Baker County DRC located at 139 Roosevelt St., Newton, will close Saturday, March 17, Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery officials announced today. Hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Saturday.
March 16, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Public Assistance funding for Warren, Webster and Wilkinson counties in Georgia to help local governments recover from damage associated with the severe storms and tornadoes that struck March 1-2, 2007.
March 16, 2007
News Release
CORDELE, Ga. -- In less than two weeks since President Bush declared a major disaster for the State of Georgia, significant amounts of federal aid have begun to flow into the affected areas. Families, individuals and business owners who suffered damage from the severe storms and tornadoes of March 1-2, have been approved to receive more than $2.3 million in assistance from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
March 13, 2007
News Release
CORDELLE, Ga. -- Community Relations (CR) specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Georgia Emergency Management (GEMA), and county emergency management agencies are reaching out to people affected by the March 1-2 severe storms and tornadoes. Six counties - Sumter, Baker, Crawford, McDuffie, Mitchell and Taylor - have been declared eligible for Individual Assistance (IA) to disaster households.

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