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 2, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are contacting hundreds of disaster applicants to schedule inspections of homes in Georgia that sustained damage from storms and flooding that began March 26. To date, inspectors have completed more than 330 inspections. The U.S. Small Business Administration and various insurance companies also have inspectors in the field.
May 1, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- An additional 23 Georgia counties are now eligible for federal Public Assistance reimbursement and program grants under President Obama's Major Disaster Declaration of April 23, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The added counties are Brooks, Calhoun, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dougherty, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Miller, Monroe, Pulaski, Tattnall, Telfair, Tift, Thomas, Turner, Upson, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox and Worth.
May 1, 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 operating 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 who 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.
April 30, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Community Relations (CR) specialists from county emergency management agencies, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reaching out to people affected by the late March storms and flooding.
April 30, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the state of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened today to help people affected by the storms and flooding that struck Georgia starting March 26.  People in Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Coffee, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Tift, Ware, Wheeler, and Worth counties who suffered losses can get person-to-person assistance at the centers from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects.
April 27, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operated by the State of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened today to help people affected by the storms and flooding that struck Georgia starting March 26. People in Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Coffee, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Tift, Ware, Wheeler, and Worth counties who suffered uninsured or under-insured losses can get person-to-person assistance at the centers from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1833-DR (PDF 23KB)
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