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July 21, 2008
News Release
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 federal disaster assistance, according to officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 15, 2008
News Release
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 assistance. The counties are Bibb, Carroll, Douglas, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, McIntosh and Twiggs.
July 8, 2008
News Release
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 disaster assistance according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The counties are Bibb, Carroll, Douglas, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, McIntosh and Twiggs. More than $1.3 million in FEMA disaster assistance already has been approved along with another $1.8 million in low-cost loans from the U.S.
June 26, 2008
News Release
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 transitioning to another arm of federal and state disaster assistance - the Public Assistance program -?as state and local government applicants this week submitted 53 eligible Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs).
June 18, 2008
News Release
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 corrected information is needed. Sometimes, the applicant may actually be ineligible. In most instances, the door remains open to continue to seek assistance.
June 18, 2008
News Release
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 Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Other than affecting families and individuals, the storms and tornados that blew through the state May 11-12 left debris in streets, damaged public buildings and shut down or damaged electric cooperatives. The Public Assistance program is helping state and local governments and certain Private Nonprofit (PNP) organizations recover from disaster.
June 17, 2008
News Release
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 Management Agency (FEMA), which jointly operate the center. This is the remaining DRC open to give victims of the May 11-12 tornadoes an opportunity to meet in person with recovery specialists.
June 16, 2008
News Release
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 Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which offer mitigation assistance through a variety of programs.
June 16, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 13, 2008
News Release
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 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) topped that number of individuals they contacted since May 23 with information about disaster assistance.

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