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

May 28, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29, anyone with losses from the early May tornadoes can get in-person help at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Jenkins, Johnson and Laurens counties. Officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that centers are opening in those three counties to help affected Georgians access various disaster recovery programs. A complete list of new locations is below. ?
May 28, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster applicants who have received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application should take the time to fill it out - even if they don't want a loan. Failure to fill out the SBA disaster loan application can put those impacted by the severe storms and tornadoes at risk of stopping the disaster assistance process in its tracks.
May 27, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster officials urge people affected by the May 11-12 tornadoes in the 10 Georgia counties declared as disaster areas to act now to improve chances of obtaining state and federal disaster aid. Here are some tips to help speed that storm recovery process. People who suffered losses in the following counties may apply for assistance: Bibb, Carroll, Douglas, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, McIntosh and Twiggs. Register Now:
May 25, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) are now available to assist Georgians affected by storms and tornadoes that occurred on May 11 and 12. Residents of Bibb County who suffered uninsured or under-insured losses will receive person-to-person assistance at the centers from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects.
May 25, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is now available to assist Georgians affected by storms and tornadoes that occurred on May 11 and 12. Individuals who reside in Carroll County who suffered uninsured or under-insured losses will receive person-to-person assistance at the center from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects.
May 25, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Ten Georgia counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the severe storms and tornadoes that ravaged Georgia May 11 and 12. ?We are pleased to receive the federal support in the 10 counties approved by this disaster declaration,? said Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Director Charley English. ?The residents in these areas have been looking for the help these disaster programs can provide while they recover.?

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1761-DR (PDF 37KB)
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