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

March 27, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Additional FEMA-state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open in Bartow, Burke, Jefferson and Polk counties, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the March 14-16 severe storms and tornadoes, recovery officials have announced. The DRCs will operate Mondays through Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will be closed Sundays. They will be located at: Bartow County:Euharlee City Hall 30 Burges Mill Road Euharlee, GA 30145
March 24, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25, to assist Fulton County and Jefferson County individuals, households and businesses affected by the March 14-16 severe storms and tornadoes, recovery officials have announced. The DRCs will open from noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow, and then operate daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. They will be located at:
March 22, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Six additional counties in Georgia are now eligible for federal disaster assistance to help individuals cope with damage from the severe storms and tornadoes that lashed the state from ??March 14-16. Three of those counties are now eligible for infrastructure reimbursement, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today.
March 22, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- State and federal recovery officials are urging residents in Fulton County with damage or loss caused by last weekend's tornadoes and severe storms to register promptly for disaster-related assistance. The President's disaster declaration on Thursday, March 20, enables Fulton County homeowners, renters and business owners with underinsured or uninsured disaster-related damage or losses to apply for a wide range of state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs to help begin the recovery process.
March 21, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery specialists will be in two Fulton County locations today (Saturday) to assist area survivors continuing to recover from the March 14-16 severe storms and tornadoes. The recovery specialists will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak with those affected by the storms and tornadoes and are ready to help survivors begin the process of applying for disaster assistance at the following locations: Lang-Carson Recreation Center 100 Flat Shoals Ave., SE Atlanta, GA 30316
March 20, 2008
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 Georgia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and tornadoes during the period of March 14-16, 2008. FEMA Administrator David Paulison said the President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Fulton County.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1750-DR (PDF 52KB)
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