News Releases for Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1761)

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Monday, July 21, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- It's not too late to apply if you were among the thousands of Georgians affected by the May 11-12 tornadoes and storms. You have until midnight Tuesday, July 22, to register for...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Individuals and business owners in the 10 disaster-declared counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and tornadoes of May 11-12 have only one week to apply for disaster...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Residents and business owners in the 10 disaster-declared counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and tornadoes of May 11-12 have only two weeks left to apply for...
Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Response and recovery efforts from the May 11-12 storms and tornadoes have centered on delivering help to Georgians through the Individual Assistance (IA) Program. Attention is now...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- There may be more to a letter stating an applicant?s ineligibility for disaster assistance than first meets the eye. Frequently, the letter is sent because additional information or...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Specific requests and meeting deadlines - that's what drives the application process for Public Assistance (PA) from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal...
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga.?-- The temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bibb County will close Thursday, June 19 according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency...
Monday, June 16, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Recovery from the May 11-12 storms and tornadoes won't be complete until state and local officials consider how to help prevent or to minimize losses in a future disaster. So say the...
Friday, June 13, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- If knowledge is power, then more than 53,000 Georgians have some clout in dealing with the aftermath of the May 11-12 storms. This week, community relations and mitigation teams from...
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. --Mother Nature?s early May fury delivered a one-two punch to thousands in Georgia. Along with damage to or total loss of their homes, people have also had to face dangerous mounds of...
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. --The upcoming closures of the last two temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), one on Saturday and the other next Thursday, do not mean an end to storm victims? opportunity to...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Restoring business is an important part of recovery from disasters. Businesses that plan for disaster before a storm typically have less damage, loss, and downtime than those that do...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Carroll and Johnson counties will close Thursday, according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency...
Monday, June 9, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the effect of disasters. A recent study shows that each dollar spent on mitigation saves an average of...
Friday, June 6, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia residents can begin to turn their backs on the May 11-12 tornadoes and storms to move forward in their recovery with state and federal disaster assistance approaching the...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Severe storms and tornadoes threaten more than homes.? They can damage or destroy bridges, highways, public buildings, parks, hospitals and water treatment plants ? not to mention...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Rebuilding in the aftermath of the early May storms is not only about recovering from disaster, it's also about reducing future risks caused by high winds or tornadoes. "It's the...
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disasters can complicate the lives of those affected in many ways. Property damage is obvious, but disasters like the tornadoes that struck many Georgia communities May 11-12 also...
Monday, June 2, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- People who have applied for a federal disaster housing assistance grant to help cover costs from the May 11-12 Georgia tornadoes should not despair if the first response they...
Monday, June 2, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the National Guard Armory in Louisville, opened to assist people who suffered losses from the May 11-12 tornadoes, will close permanently at...

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