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 10, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Voluntary agencies working with flood survivors in Georgia need donations to help with relief work.  While cash is always preferred and allows organizations to purchase the exact items they need, many organizations also need product donations.  Current needs posted on Georgia's National Donations Management Network portal includes:
October 9, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgians who want to learn how to better protect their homes and businesses from the impacts of disasters can get free advice at special informational displays opening Saturday, Oct. 10, at three area home improvement stores.  Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available for one-on-one assistance - both in English and Spanish - at informational displays located at stores in Cherokee, Douglas and Gwinnett counties daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Those stores are: 
October 9, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two weeks after a federal major disaster declaration for parts of Georgia swamped by heavy rains and flooding, the emergency response is winding down and the focus of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has turned to long-term recovery. "The response of local, state and federal partners has been quick and sure," said GEMA Director Charley English. "The first of 14 Disaster Recovery Centers opened the day after the disaster declaration and all of them were up and running within a week."
October 9, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A second Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is open in Fulton County for those affected by the severe storms and flooding of mid-September.
October 8, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For many Georgians recovering from the September floods, a completed U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application is as essential to recovery as a mop. Federal grants are just one form of disaster assistance available to those living and working in the 17 Georgia counties recovering from the September flooding.
October 8, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- If it makes your house safe, if it makes your house livable, if it makes your house comply with local building codes, you can use your federal disaster assistance payment to pay for it. But even the maximum grant payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not cover the complete cost of repairing or rebuilding your home. That is why loans of up to $200,000 for homeowners are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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