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 28, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga.-- Five new Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened today in Carroll, Chattooga, Paulding, Stephens and Walker counties for those affected by last week’s severe storms and flooding. The new Disaster Recovery Centers are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at the following locations: Carroll CountyOld Greenway Medical Building590 Hays Mill Road Carrollton, GA 30117
September 28, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The recovery is underway for Georgians who are cleaning up their homes and neighborhoods and applying for federal and state disaster assistance now available to them. Officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are coordinating assistance and Disaster Recovery Centers in affected areas so that Georgians can get face-to-face information about assistance.
September 28, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today disaster assistance is expanding to five Georgia counties to help pay for emergency measures and to repair, restore or replace public facilities damaged or destroyed by this month’s severe storms and flooding. “We have been working with state and local officials on damage assessments and, after further review, Cherokee, Crawford, DeKalb, Fulton and Newton counties are now eligible for all categories of Public Assistance,” Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech said.
September 26, 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 Douglas County for those affected earlier this week by severe storms and flooding.The DRC at Lithia Springs First United Methodist Church at 3711 Temple Street in Lithia Springs is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.People who suffered losses can get person-to-person assistance at the centers from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects.
September 26, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Even as cleanup continues, the state of Georgia and Federal Emergency Management Agency are helping people in 14 counties across north Georgia recover from the severe storms and flooding that started September 18. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration Thursday for five counties: Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding. On Friday, the declaration was expanded to include Catoosa, Chattooga, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, Stephens and Walker counties.
September 26, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- FEMA has announced that the Georgia flooding disaster declaration has been expanded to include help for local governments and more Georgia citizens. People in Bartow, Coweta and Heard counties who have flood damage are now eligible to apply for Individual Assistance (IA). They join the previously declared counties of Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale of, Stephens and Walker.

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