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 3, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are contacting applicants whose homes were damaged in the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Georgia last month. As part of the process of applying for disaster assistance, the housing inspection is conducted following an individual's disaster registration with FEMA. These inspections are critical to the FEMA application process because they document damage. Inspectors do not determine whether an applicant is eligible or provide estimates on damage.
April 2, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Don't let half-truths and rumors cause you to miss out on the federal disaster assistance made available for those devastated by the severe storms and tornadoes that hit Georgia recently. Federal and state officials agree the last thing people need after suffering losses is misinformation. The following adds clarification for some common misconceptions about disaster assistance:
April 1, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Recovery officials in Georgia have announced the closing of all State-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) by the end of the week (April 5). The recovery centers will cease operations as follows: Bartow County: Euharlee City Hall 30 Burges Mill Road Euharlee, GA 30145Close: 7 p.m. Thursday Burke County: Waynesboro-Burke County Recreation Center Gymnasium 102 GA HWY, 24 S. Waynesboro, GA 30830Close: 7 p.m. Thursday
April 1, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster recovery officials urge residents and businesses dealing with tornado and severe storm damage and loss to adopt a take-charge action plan to help speed the possibility of obtaining state and federal disaster aid: Register Now:
March 31, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Local, state and federal recovery programs are helping Georgians in need of disaster assistance after severe storms and tornadoes ripped through sections of the state recently. Residents with disaster-related loss or damage in Bartow, Burke, DeKalb, Floyd, Fulton, Jefferson and Polk counties were declared eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance programs under a major disaster declaration and subsequent amendments. Burke, Fulton and Jefferson counties were also declared for FEMA?s Public Assistance program.
March 29, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Those Georgia residents eager to move their recoveries along after the March 14-16 severe storms and tornadoes, will likely need one or more contractors to help them repair disaster damages or rebuild their homes and businesses. State and federal disaster recovery officials are urging citizens to be smart consumers when it comes to choosing professional help. To help the process go smoothly, recovery officials are offering the following suggestions:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1750-DR (PDF 52KB)
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