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

May 2, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA -- Disaster recovery centers opened Monday in Dade and Catoosa counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice at the following addresses: Catoosa County Catoosa County Learning Center 36 Muscogee Trail Ringgold, GA 30736 Dade County Dade County Board of Commissioners Room 71 Case Ave. Trenton, GA 30752
May 1, 2011
News Release
Birmingham, Ala. and Smithville, Miss. - Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Alabama and Mississippi with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate and Small Business Administration Administrator (SBA) Karen Mills to survey the damage and the  response and recovery efforts underway.  American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern also joined the delegation.
May 1, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA Those who suspect anyone – an inspector, disaster survivor or someone posing as one of these – of fraudulent activities should call FEMA's toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721. Complaints may also be made to local law enforcement agencies and through the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs at 404-651-8600 or 800-869-1123 (toll-free in Georgia outside the Atlanta metro area). Here are consumer safety tips from federal and state agencies:
May 1, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON—Following the President’s commitment on Friday that the federal government would do everything possible to help families and communities recover from the deadly tornados and severe storms that struck the southeast earlier this week, several members of his Cabinet are in Alabama and Mississippi today.  They are there to meet with families affected by the storms, as well as meet with state and local officials and to view damage and assess the initial recovery efforts already underway.
April 30, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON--Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country earlier this week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.
April 30, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Georgia to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and associated flooding during the period of April 27-28, 2011.

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