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 7, 2007
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The state of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Newton in Baker County for people affected by the tornadoes. The DRC opened at noon and will remain open until 6:30 p.m. this evening. Beginning Thursday, March 8, the hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The address of the DRC is 139 Roosevelt St., Newton, GA - Old Baker Elementary School.
March 6, 2007
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expanding the federal aid available in Georgia associated with severe storms and tornadoes that struck March 1-2, 2007. Six counties now qualify for Individual Assistance and nine for Public Assistance. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Individual Assistance
March 3, 2007
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush?s major disaster declaration issued for Georgia.
March 3, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Georgia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and tornadoes during the period of March 1-2, 2007. FEMA Director David Paulison said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Sumter County.

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