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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. -- 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 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 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).
May 30, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- More than $5 million in federal aid has been approved to help Georgians with losses from the March 26-April 13 storms and flooding. Nevertheless, people may continue to need questions answered or procedures explained. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains a toll free Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, TTY 800-462-7585.  Recovery specialists staff the line from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. Assistance is available in all languages.
May 28, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Following a disaster, survivors may hear inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information about disaster assistance. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge Georgians affected by the severe storms and flooding March 26 through April 13 to get the facts now from GEMA and FEMA. The June 22 deadline to register for aid is fast approaching. Here are some of the most common questions about assistance, with answers from GEMA and FEMA. 
May 27, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- More than 1,300 Georgia residents have applied for disaster assistance to date and more than $4.7 million has been approved for eligible applicants. Officials want to make sure no one is overlooked. Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials are enlisting the help of area residents to ensure everyone is aware that disaster assistance is available.
May 26, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (Mobile DRC) operated by the State of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is open in Early County through Thursday, May 28, to assist people affected by the March 26-April 13 storms and flooding. The Mobile DRC is parked at the Early County Alternative School, 544 Howell St., Blakely, Ga. 39823. It is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for three days only: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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