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December 2, 2009
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.
November 18, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- In the last 10 years, 75 percent of Georgia’s 159 counties have suffered enough flooding to warrant a federal disaster declaration. Yet, there are only 91,000 flood insurance policies in effect statewide, a small percentage of all insurable households. That means a lot of Georgians are not adequately protected if a flood were to occur again today.  State and federal disaster recovery officials want the number of flood insurance policies to go up – a lot. They encourage citizens to insure themselves, and soon.
November 16, 2009
News Release
Georgia Businesses Can Become Involved In Flood Recovery Agencies working on September flooding have poured federal and state dollars into the Georgia economy almost as rapidly as the damaging rain fell during September. More than $88 million has been approved to repair homes, businesses and public infrastructure. GEMA and FEMA together have approved $51 million in grants to individuals and households for temporary housing, housing repair or replacement and other needs.
November 6, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Saturday kicks off the final week for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists who’ve been making the rounds at local home-improvement stores to share disaster-resistance building tips.  Beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, the rebuilding specialists will be opening and staffing their last informational displays in Lowe’s stores at  Lowe’s 10580 Duke Dr. Alpharetta, GA 30004
November 6, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- In just over six weeks, more than $82 million has reached survivors of the Georgia floods to help them on their way toward recovery. “While much has been done to help thousands of people, there are still those who have not registered for help,” said Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Director Charley English.

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