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 2, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Since President Obama's disaster declaration last week for those areas struck by severe storms and flooding in the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) have been working closely to deliver support to impacted communities through financial assistance, information and person-to-person contact.
October 2, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- It rained and rained. And rained some more. Then, kept on raining. The unthinkable became the undeniable: a portion of I-20 west of Atlanta was under water, parking lots became ponds and thousands of homes - many of them beyond established floodplain boundaries - were damaged or destroyed. Historic heavy rains beginning September 18 triggered widespread flooding across north and central Georgia, leading to a Major Disaster Declaration for individuals in 17 counties.
October 1, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the state of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened today in Fulton County for those affected by severe storms and flooding that started September 18. The Disaster Recovery Center is set up at the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street Southwest in Atlanta. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
October 1, 2009
News Release
Community Relations (CR) specialists are putting disaster recovery information directly into the hands of flood survivors. Teams from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and county emergency management agencies are canvassing flooded communities, giving individuals and small business owners information about available disaster assistance programs.
September 30, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today disaster assistance is expanding to seven additional Georgia counties. This will help pay for emergency measures and to repair, restore or replace public facilities damaged or destroyed by this month's severe storms and flooding. "Dawson, Dooly, Heard, Houston, Peach, Rockdale and Taylor counties are now eligible for all categories of Public Assistance," Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech said.
September 30, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Disaster Recovery Center operated by the state of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now open in Gwinnett County for those affected by severe storms and flooding that started September 18. The Disaster Recovery Center is set up at the Mount Park Depot at 5050 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lilburn. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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