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October 13, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Eight of the 11 remaining Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be closing this Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. At the peak of the recovery effort 16 DRCs were open in counties across the state.  Five closed Oct 10. Officials urge residents to go to the centers to meet one-on-one with specialists to get information or assistance with their recovery from the mid-September flooding.
October 12, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga.  -- If the September storms and flooding left you entangled in a legal issue, Free Disaster Legal Services may be able to help. Anyone in a county designated for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may use Disaster Legal Services. The counties designated for Individual Assistance under President Obama's major disaster declaration are: Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Heard, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Stephens and Walker.
October 12, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- If the September severe storms and flooding swept away your income, you may be eligible for the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program. But the deadline for filing for this benefit is fast approaching. Disaster unemployment can include those who don't normally qualify for unemployment insurance benefits such as the self-employed and farmers. The filing deadline in Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Paulding, Stephens, and Walker counties is Monday, Oct. 26.
October 11, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A new Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened Sunday, Oct. 11, in south Fulton County to serve people affected by the severe storms and flooding of mid-September. The new Fulton County Disaster Recovery Center is at: Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road, Atlanta, GA, 30349. The new center is open Sunday, Oct.11, until 7 p.m. 
October 10, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Voluntary agencies working with flood survivors in Georgia need donations to help with relief work.  While cash is always preferred and allows organizations to purchase the exact items they need, many organizations also need product donations.  Current needs posted on Georgia's National Donations Management Network portal includes:
October 9, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgians who want to learn how to better protect their homes and businesses from the impacts of disasters can get free advice at special informational displays opening Saturday, Oct. 10, at three area home improvement stores.  Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available for one-on-one assistance - both in English and Spanish - at informational displays located at stores in Cherokee, Douglas and Gwinnett counties daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Those stores are: 
October 9, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two weeks after a federal major disaster declaration for parts of Georgia swamped by heavy rains and flooding, the emergency response is winding down and the focus of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has turned to long-term recovery. "The response of local, state and federal partners has been quick and sure," said GEMA Director Charley English. "The first of 14 Disaster Recovery Centers opened the day after the disaster declaration and all of them were up and running within a week."
October 9, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A second Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is open in Fulton County for those affected by the severe storms and flooding of mid-September.
October 8, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For many Georgians recovering from the September floods, a completed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application is as essential to recovery as a mop. Federal grants are just one form of disaster assistance available to those living and working in the 17 Georgia counties recovering from the September flooding.
October 8, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- If it makes your house safe, if it makes your house livable, if it makes your house comply with local building codes, you can use your federal disaster assistance payment to pay for it. But even the maximum grant payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not cover the complete cost of repairing or rebuilding your home. That is why loans of up to $200,000 for homeowners are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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