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 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.
May 13, 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 Camden County to assist people affected by the March 26-April 13 storms and flooding. The Mobile DRC is parked at the Camden County Government Annex at Suite 1 of 107 North Gross Road in Kingsland, Ga. The recovery center will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
May 13, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disasters are disruptive, creating challenges that continue long after the initial cleanup. People in South Georgia affected by the storms and flooding that struck the state between  March 26 and April 13 may find they are still struggling with a loss of income, disaster-related legal snarls or the toll of continuing emotional stress.
May 13, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Receding flood waters often leave a home with the perfect damp environment for  rampant growth of mold and mildew. These fungi are a health hazard to some people and must be cleaned up effectively to prevent health problems and make flooded homes habitable.  Infants, the elderly or anyone with asthma, allergies and other breathing conditions may be more sensitive to mold. Also, people with immune suppression are more susceptible to mold infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
May 9, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Beginning Monday, May 11, hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be on hand at four Lowe's stores in south Georgia to advise people affected by the late March and early April storms and flooding. The stores are located in Coffee, Colquitt, Lowndes and Tift counties.
May 9, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Just two weeks after the presidential disaster declaration on April 23, more than 1,000 Georgians have registered for federal assistance to help with their losses from the flooding and storms March 26-April 13. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $3 million in aid has been approved to help individuals and households recover. "This funding helps hundreds of Georgians put their lives back together after challenging losses," said GEMA Director Charley English.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1833-DR (PDF 23KB)
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