Georgia Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1750)
Incident period: March 14, 2008 to March 16, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 20, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 10, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. ?-- More than three weeks have passed since severe storms and tornadoes ripped through seven Georgia counties. Local, state and federal officials are working to help get affected Georgians back on their feet.
April 9, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- If applicants for disaster assistance receive a letter saying their initial request for aid has been denied, it often means that one or more aspects of the application require further information or correction. Receipt of this letter does not necessarily mean "case closed."
April 9, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster applicants who have received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application should take the time to fill it out ? even if they don't want a loan. Failure to fill out the SBA disaster loan application can put those impacted by the severe storms and tornadoes at risk of stopping the disaster assistance process in its tracks.
April 8, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Help comes in many forms following major disasters. The information below may assist disaster applicants in Bartow, Burke, DeKalb, Floyd, Fulton, Jefferson and Polk counties with tax issues, unemployment and legal advice, according to officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).
April 7, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The closing of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) doesn't mean you can't continue to talk one-to-one with a knowledgeable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery specialist about your ongoing disaster-related needs.
April 5, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga. -- As too many disaster survivors know, tornadoes are terrifying in their suddenness, speed and fury. Every second counts when people and families in the erratic path of a quickly forming tornado try to escape its pure destructive power.