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 20, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- People who are not U.S. citizens but who are in the United States legally may be eligible for state/federal disaster aid according to officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Qualified non-citizens are those who have a legal permanent resident card ("green card") and those with legal resident status because of asylum, refugee status, and parole status, suspension of deportation status or status as victims of domestic violence.
May 19, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (Mobile DRC) operated by the State of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) located at the Emergency Services Building is closing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The specially-outfitted RV is parked at 194 John O. Parker Drive in Reidsville.
May 18, 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 Ben Hill County until Thursday, May 21, to assist people affected by the March 26-April 13 storms and flooding. The Mobile DRC is parked at the Senior Citizens Building at 253 Appomattox Road in Fitzgerald, Ga. The recovery center will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday though Thursday.
May 18, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- With more than 1,100 individuals and households now registered for disaster assistance and more than $4 million in federal funding approved, recovery from the flooding and storms that hit Georgia earlier this spring is surging ahead. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the numbers today. Officials noted that the lion's share of the approved funding ($3.3 million) is grants to individuals and households to help with disaster losses.
May 16, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgians who applied for disaster assistance after the storms and flooding of March 26 - April 13 and received a denial letter shouldn't take the first "no" as the final answer. Some letters denying assistance are sent to applicants who simply need to supply additional information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 15, 2009
Help Seniors And Those With Special Needs Apply For Disaster Assistance; Aid Not A Threat To Other Benefits
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The flood waters have receded, but neighbors still need to help neighbors. Seniors and people with disabilities affected by the flooding and spring storms of March 26 through April 13 may need a hand applying for disaster assistance, said state and federal disaster officials.