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
May 30, 2009
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
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
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
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.
May 22, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two additional Georgia counties - Baker and Early - are now eligible for additional federal disaster assistance to help individuals cope with damage from the March 26-April 13 severe storms and flooding, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said today. Baker and Early counties were already eligible for reimbursement under another FEMA program that provides infrastructure assistance.
May 22, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia families, individuals and businesses are reminded today that they have one month left - until June 22 - to apply for disaster assistance for damages suffered from the March 26 through April 13 storms and floods. The reminder was made by officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).