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October 27, 2011
News Release
NOAA’s National Weather Service ranks April 2011 as the most active tornado month on record with 750 tornadoes across the U.S. There were a reported 361 fatalities. The April 27 “Super Outbreak” spawned four intensely destructive EF-5 and 11 EF-4 tornados across Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. These storms launched an immediate response from the whole community, which included local, state, and federal agencies, voluntary, faith-based and community groups, the private sector and the public.
July 6, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Almost $15 million in federal assistance has been approved for individuals and business owners, as well as local, county and state governments in the 25 Georgia counties that were declared a major disaster area on April 29. The registration period for this assistance closed June 28.
July 2, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- More than a dozen volunteer agencies will continue to help those affected by the late April storms and tornadoes in Georgia long after state and federal government disaster agencies have departed.
June 29, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Jasper County’s 13,900 self-sufficient residents, most of them living in rural areas, have survived more than their share of tornadoes.
June 28, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA ­– This week, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is offering a series of day-long workshops focusing on evaluating proposed areas or buildings for community safe rooms when severe weather hits.
June 23, 2011
News Release
Note to editors: Photos of the event, as well as PSAs by some of the participants are available for your use.
June 23, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now obligated almost $2.5 million in Public Assistance (PA) funds to help Georgia counties repair damage and rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed in the severe storms of late April. 
June 20, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Georgians who sustained damage from the April 27-28 storms have only about a week left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 16, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – When disaster strikes, the first reaction is to address personal and family safety issues, followed by a concern for material losses. There is a federal disaster program – Individual Assistance – that responds to the urgent needs of individuals and business owners. There is another equally important element of disaster recovery that is not so widely known – Public Assistance (PA).
June 14, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has expanded its team of disaster assistance employees to include several local hires from the metro Atlanta area. Hiring local individuals provides FEMA and its state and local partners with community-based skills and insight that enhance federal efforts to help local residents affected by the storms from late April, get back on their feet.

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