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

October 26, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. --  Just as every home should have a smoke alarm, every home should have an emergency supply kit packed and ready. And being prepared doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. While emergency preparedness is ongoing at the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), it's also an individual responsibility.
October 22, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) is setting up informational displays in area building supply stores. Beginning Oct. 24, four information booths will open in Fulton, Habersham, Cherokee and Gwinnett counties.   The booths will be staffed with FEMA staff to provide one-on-one assistance for Georgians who are interested in rebuilding their homes and better protecting them from future disasters.  The information, including reference booklets, is free and provided both in English and Spanish.
October 22, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is opening an informational display in the Home Depot, 7399 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville, GA, Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8 a.m. The booth will be staffed by FEMA to provide one-on-one assistance for Georgians who are interested in rebuilding their homes and protecting them better from a future disaster. The booth will be open from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. - noon on Friday.  The booth will close permanently at noon, Friday, Oct. 30.
October 19, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The three Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will close this Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Officials urge residents to go to the centers before Friday to meet one-on-one with specialists to get information or assistance with their recovery from the mid-September flooding.
October 16, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists are on the road again, offering Georgians free disaster-resistance advice.  Beginning at 8 a.m., Sat., Oct. 17, the FEMA specialists will be opening and staffing an informational display at: The Home Depot1062 Richard D Sailors Parkway Powder Springs, GA  30127
October 16, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists are on the road again setting up in a store near you. This weekend, three new information outreach booths will open at home improvement stores in Cherokee, Fulton and Gwinnett counties to provide one-on-one assistance for Georgians who are interested in better protecting their homes and properties from disasters. Beginning Sat., Oct. 17, information displays are opening at 8 a.m. at the following locations:  

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