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 14, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Stay in touch with FEMA. That is the message for people affected by the September Georgia floods, according to disaster officials. If an applicant changes a name, mailing address, bank account or telephone number, it is important to let FEMA know so changes can be made in the applicant's case file. Register for assistance with FEMA; then use FEMA's Helpline to stay in touch with recovery specialists.
October 13, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Thousands recovering from the September Georgia storms and flooding have been helped, but many more may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Many people who had flood losses mistakenly believe they won't qualify for any disaster assistance," said GEMA Director Charley English. "We encourage them to apply. It only takes 20 minutes on the phone or online to register."
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. 

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