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May 17, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgians who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraged to complete and return their U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications as soon as they receive them.
May 17, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Fears that there will not be enough money to assist everyone affected by the April 27 and 28 storms are misleading, according to officials with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “We understand that with the widespread flooding and devastation across the U.S., some may believe there is not enough money available to assist everyone nationwide who has eligible disaster losses,”
May 17, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, disaster officials announced today. Applicants with questions may still call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free helpline and access information via the Internet and mobile devices.  They may also visit any of the DRCs that continue to operate after Saturday.
May 16, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Six Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, disaster officials announced today. Applicants with questions may still call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free helpline and access information via the Internet and mobile devices.  They may also visit any of the DRCs that continue to operate after Thursday.
May 16, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster survivors who receive state and federal assistance payments are advised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Be cautious, use funds wisely and only for their intended purpose. Misuse could result in loss of funds. To date, $2.7 million in recovery assistance has been approved for residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Cherokee, Coweta, Dade, Greene, Habersham, Harris, Heard, Floyd, Gordon, Lamar, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Spalding, Troup, Upson, Walker and White counties.
May 13, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA -- The modern communication age provides many high-tech ways to share information, including television, radio, newspapers, internet, mobile applications, wireless networks and cell phones. However, one of the most effective ways to "get the word out" is still the original one: through personal contact.
May 13, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA -- Beginning Sunday, May 15, all 13 Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Georgia’s federal disaster declaration counties will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday until further notice. DRCs provide disaster registrants in the areas they serve with an opportunity to check on the status of their applications and meet with federal and state disaster program representatives, volunteer agency representatives and loan officers from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
May 11, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Teams of specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will offer techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damages at locations in Catoosa and Spalding counties beginning Saturday, May 7. The locations are: Lowe's2215 Battlefield Pkwy.Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742 Lowe's1520 Hwy 16 WestGriffin, GA 30223 Home Depot2055 Battlefield Pkwy.Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
May 11, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Many Georgia residents come to volunteer agencies for disaster assistance. This is not the same as registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for help. Both entities have been exceptionally active following the April 27 and 28 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding.
May 11, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Common misunderstandings about disaster assistance may deprive individuals of vital help from state and local agencies and from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "The last thing you need in a disaster is misinformation," said State Coordinating Officer Charley English. "The best way to avoid that problem is to register with FEMA and get the facts." Registering with FEMA is an important first step in recovery.

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