Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1858)
Incident period: September 18, 2009 to October 8, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 24, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 2, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For those who still might be wondering whether a flood insurance policy is worth the money, consider this: If you live in a high-risk flood area you could be eligible for additional money to help recover. The extra recovery money is known as Increased Cost of Compliance, or ICC. This provision is automatically available as part of most National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies.
November 30, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Individuals and businesses damaged by the September floods are urged to stay in touch with disaster agencies. Households that registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by the Nov. 23 deadline can ask questions about the status of their case and update changes in address and phone numbers by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
November 26, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster recovery officials urge recipients of federal grants to keep receipts and other documentation for at least three years as proof the funds were spent as intended. More than $53.2 million in disaster recovery grants was distributed by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the September storms and floods.
November 24, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The total federal disaster assistance provided to Georgia communities following September’s historic flooding has reached nearly $100 million, state and federal recovery officials today announced during a joint teleconference.
November 22, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Monday, Nov. 23, is the final day to apply for federal grants and low-interest disaster recovery loans related to September’s severe flooding in Georgia. Disaster recovery officials urge flood survivors to register for federal aid now, if they haven’t already. “This is your last chance to seek federal help for September’s floods,” said Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Director Charley English. “Don’t wonder if you’re eligible. Register to find out for sure.”
November 20, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Monday is the final day people can apply for federal disaster grants and low-interest loans for the September floods in Georgia. The total disaster assistance provided so far exceeds $93 million.