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May 10, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Georgia residents who suffered damage in recent severe storms should be aware that the help they receive will be based on their unique circumstances and needs.  "We want everyone to receive the maximum assistance for which they are eligible," said Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster operations in Georgia. "The amount and type of assistance an individual receives could be completely different from what his neighbor receives, even though the damages appear to be similar."
May 10, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Disaster survivors applying for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have several ways to track their progress and get questions answered. “Georgia residents who must rebuild after the severe storms and tornadoes in April have a big challenge ahead of them,” said FEMA’s Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer. “We don’t want the disaster assistance process to become one of those challenges.”
May 9, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For many Georgia residents and business owners recovering from recent severe storms and tornadoes, completing a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application is a necessity. SBA disaster loans provide funds to homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations for uninsured losses.
May 9, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are now open in 13 counties in Georgia to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Hours for the centers are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Survivors can find the closest center by using the online disaster recovery center locator at http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm or m.fema.gov on a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. 
May 8, 2011
News Release
RINGGOLD, Ga.-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Ringgold, Ga., to survey the damage and the response and recovery efforts underway following the severe storms and tornadoes that affected many regions in the Southeast.
May 8, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Several thousand Georgia residents are expected to seek federal assistance for their losses from the severe storms and tornadoes that began April 27, according to disaster recovery officials. Recording the damage at each individual household is the responsibility of  inspectors sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Identifying damage is an early step in determining the amount and types of assistance that may be provided.
May 8, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal Public Assistance (PA) ? aid to local, county and state agencies ? has been approved for eight more Georgia counties affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding on April 27 and 28. ?Cherokee, Gordon, Harris, Heard, Jasper, Lumpkin, Newton and White counties bring to 24 the number of counties eligible to receive PA disaster funds.
May 7, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Polk County to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Hours for the center are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. The address of the DRC is: Polk CountyEMA/Fire Department55 Cline Ingram Jackson RoadCedartown, GA 30125
May 7, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Although Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Georgia counties declared eligible for disaster assistance are scheduled to be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., there are several that will operate on a different schedule on Mother’s Day, May 8
May 7, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice

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