Georgia Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1833)

Incident period: March 26, 2009 to April 13, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 23, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 19, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Monday, June 22, is the deadline for south Georgians who suffered damage from the March 26-April 13 severe storms and flooding to apply for disaster assistance. Registration is required before assistance can be awarded. "Time is running out. We want everyone who had damages from the recent floods to register," said Charley English of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). "You can't get assistance unless you take that first step."
June 17, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have scheduled a series of workshops next month to explain a joint hazard mitigation program that funds projects designed to reduce or eliminate damage from future disasters. A portion of funding made available for disaster response and recovery is allocated for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The program provides grants to states, local governments and Indian tribes to implement long-term hazard mitigation projects after a major disaster declaration.
June 17, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- More than $5.49 million in disaster assistance has been approved for south Georgia residents who suffered damage from the March 26-April 13 severe storms and flooding, announced officials with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Recovery information as of close of business June 15 is as follows:
June 10, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- South Georgia residents have already survived weeks of flooding but it's time to get ready for hurricane season, said officials with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). June is National Hurricane Preparedness Month.
June 2, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Popular yet incorrect notions about the National Flood Insurance Program can lead homeowners and businesses to pass up this easy and important safeguard. Here are some truths about flood insurance that can help residents.
June 1, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- There are more than 91,000 flood insurance policies in the State of Georgia, but         that's not enough. Recent storms and flooding in Georgia have led to more than 1,200 houses being inspected for damage by representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Of those houses inspected, only 89 had flood insurance policies. "This means that Georgians are not being protected as well as they could be," said Charley English, Director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).

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How to Apply for Assistance

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

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1833-DR (PDF 23KB)
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