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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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 18, 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 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 16, 2009
News Release
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
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 Tattnall County until next week?? ?to assist people affected by the storms and flooding March 26 - April 13. The Mobile DRC is parked at the Emergency Services Building at 194 John O. Parker Drive in Reidsville, Ga. The recovery center will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ?on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1833-DR (PDF 23KB)
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