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News: Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding

September 28, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The recovery is underway for Georgians who are cleaning up their homes and neighborhoods and applying for federal and state disaster assistance now available to them. Officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are coordinating assistance and Disaster Recovery Centers in affected areas so that Georgians can get face-to-face information about assistance.
September 26, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- FEMA has announced that the Georgia flooding disaster declaration has been expanded to include help for local governments and more Georgia citizens. People in Bartow, Coweta and Heard counties who have flood damage are now eligible to apply for Individual Assistance (IA). They join the previously declared counties of Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale of, Stephens and Walker.
September 26, 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 in Douglas County for those affected earlier this week by severe storms and flooding.The DRC at Lithia Springs First United Methodist Church at 3711 Temple Street in Lithia Springs is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.People who suffered losses can get person-to-person assistance at the centers from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects.
September 26, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Even as cleanup continues, the state of Georgia and Federal Emergency Management Agency are helping people in 14 counties across north Georgia recover from the severe storms and flooding that started September 18. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration Thursday for five counties: Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding. On Friday, the declaration was expanded to include Catoosa, Chattooga, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, Stephens and Walker counties.
September 25, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA - Two additional Georgia counties are now eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Residents and business owners in Chattooga and Stephens counties recovering from the effects of the recent severe storms and flooding can now apply for aid.
September 25, 2009
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- Individuals in Walker County recovering from this week's flooding are now eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Homeowners and business owners in Walker County can now apply for aid. The county was added based on damage data gathered by federal, state and local officials.
September 25, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the State of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened today in Cobb County for those affected earlier this week by severe storms and flooding. The DRC is located at The Threadmill, 5000 Austell/Powder Springs Road, Suite 120 in Austell, and is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. People who suffered losses can get person-to-person assistance at the centers from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects.
September 25, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Six additional Georgia counties are now eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Those recovering from the effects of the recent severe storms and flooding in Catoosa, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale counties can now apply for aid.
September 25, 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 in Cherokee County for those affected earlier this week by severe storms and flooding. The Cherokee County DRC is at the Cherokee County Parks and Recreation Department, 200 Building, 7545 Main Street in Woodstock and is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
September 24, 2009
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for Georgia. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: