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 8, 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 Lanier County to assist people affected by the storms and flooding in late March and early April. "Individuals who reside in disaster-declared counties and suffered losses can receive person-to-person assistance at the center from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects," said Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Charley English.
May 8, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are offering advice to Georgians affected by the late March and early April storms and flooding on how to avoid unscrupulous contractors and people posing as contractors. "People who have suffered damage from the storms and flooding should be very careful when contracting for repairs," said GEMA Director Charley English. "Don't let a fast-talker part you from your money by pressure or poor workmanship."
May 7, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For individuals who experienced losses from the storms and flooding in late March and early April, there are two important steps to qualify for full federal help, state and federal officials say:
May 6, 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 Mitchell County to assist people affected by the storms and flooding in late March and early April. "Individuals who reside in disaster-declared counties and suffered losses can receive person-to-person assistance at the center from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects," said Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Charley English.
May 5, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The temporary state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Coffee, Colquitt, and Lowndes counties will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs), the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
May 4, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (Mobile DRCs) operated by the State of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are open in Dougherty and Brantley counties to assist people affected by the storms and flooding that began March 26. "Individuals who reside in disaster-declared counties and suffered losses can receive person-to-person assistance at the center from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects," said Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Charley English.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1833-DR (PDF 23KB)
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