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 17, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, disaster officials announced today. Applicants with questions may still call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free helpline and access information via the Internet and mobile devices.  They may also visit any of the DRCs that continue to operate after Saturday.
May 17, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgians who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraged to complete and return their U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications as soon as they receive them.
May 17, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Fears that there will not be enough money to assist everyone affected by the April 27 and 28 storms are misleading, according to officials with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “We understand that with the widespread flooding and devastation across the U.S., some may believe there is not enough money available to assist everyone nationwide who has eligible disaster losses,”
May 16, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster survivors who receive state and federal assistance payments are advised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Be cautious, use funds wisely and only for their intended purpose. Misuse could result in loss of funds. To date, $2.7 million in recovery assistance has been approved for residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Cherokee, Coweta, Dade, Greene, Habersham, Harris, Heard, Floyd, Gordon, Lamar, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Spalding, Troup, Upson, Walker and White counties.
May 16, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Six Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, disaster officials announced today. Applicants with questions may still call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free helpline and access information via the Internet and mobile devices.  They may also visit any of the DRCs that continue to operate after Thursday.
May 13, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA -- The modern communication age provides many high-tech ways to share information, including television, radio, newspapers, internet, mobile applications, wireless networks and cell phones. However, one of the most effective ways to "get the word out" is still the original one: through personal contact.

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