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
November 18, 2009
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
This capsule of recent disaster recovery news is provided by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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
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.
November 6, 2009
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
October 30, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists will be providing Georgians with disaster-resistance advice as they move to new outreach locations throughout disaster-impacted counties. Beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, the rebuilding specialists will be opening and staffing a new informational display at the following Lowe’s stores: Lowe’s 4855 Stone Mountain Hwy. Lilburn, GA 30047
October 29, 2009
Property owners and renters in Georgia who had flood insurance coverage during September storms may have questions about how to file their claims. Here is a primer from the National Flood Insurance Program, known as NFIP, about how to file a claim and what happens next: STEP ONE: If you haven’t already done this, contact your agent or insurance company today to file a claim. An adjuster will contact you in a few days. Make sure you have the following information handy before your first call: