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 -- Four additional counties have been designated for disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses as part of Georgia's federal disaster declaration for the recent storms and tornadoes. The latest declared counties are Harris, Heard, Gordon and Lumpkin. This brings the total number of counties approved for assistance to individuals to 20.
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.
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.
April 30, 2011
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Georgia. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
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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