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
June 23, 2011
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June 20, 2011
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
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
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.
June 13, 2011
ATLANTA – Georgians who sustained damage from the April 27-28 storms have only two more weeks to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 8, 2011
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have scheduled two workshops in June to explain a hazard mitigation program that funds projects that reduce or eliminate damage from future disasters. A portion of the federal funding made available for disaster response and recovery is allocated for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The program provides grants to states, local governments and Indian tribes to implement long-term hazard mitigation projects after a federal disaster declaration.