Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding (DR-1973)
Incident period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 29, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 27, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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