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

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 DeKalb County for those affected by severe storms and flooding that started September 18.
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 29, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Recent floods were very disruptive, creating challenges for flood survivors that will continue long after the initial cleanup. The first step to recovery is only a phone call or click away. Register For Assistance  
September 29, 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 Rockdale County for those affected by severe storms and flooding that started September 18. The Disaster Recovery Center is set up at the Rockdale County Government Annex, 1400 Parker Road in Conyers. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
September 29, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are contacting Georgia disaster applicants who sustained damage from storms and flooding beginning Sept. 18. These inspectors will have approved FEMA identification that includes their name and photo and the name of their company under contract with FEMA. They will ask for information to verify your name and address and registration with FEMA.  They will NOT ask for a Social Security number nor ask to be paid for the inspection.
September 29, 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 Catoosa County for those affected by severe storms and flooding that started September 18. The Disaster Recovery Center is set up at the Learning Center, 36 Muskogee Trail in Ringgold. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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