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Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1858)

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Incident period: September 18, 2009 to October 08, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 24, 2009


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 13,336 $58,999,961.95 $51,151,118.60 $7,848,843.35
Last Updated: Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 01:59 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $61,048,556.54 $5,973,137.96 $51,316,226.58
Last Updated: Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 06:23 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1858-DR (PDF 25KB)
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