Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1761)

Incident period: May 11, 2008 to May 12, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 23, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1761-DR (PDF 37KB)
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