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 7, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Polk County to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Hours for the center are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. The address of the DRC is: Polk CountyEMA/Fire Department55 Cline Ingram Jackson RoadCedartown, GA 30125
May 6, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The most effective way to help individuals or families in the wake of Georgia’s severe storms and tornadoes is to make cash donations to reputable recovery organizations, according to officials of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency. People can visit the National Donations Management Network website to determine how to give. The website, www.aidmatrixnetwork.org/fema/, has a list of major nonprofits that are active in disaster work in Georgia.
May 6, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A disaster recovery center opened Friday in Walker County to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Normal hours for the center are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. However, on Mother's Day it will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The address of the disaster recovery center is: Walker CountyWalker County Agricultural Center10058 N. Highway 27Rock Springs, GA 30739
May 6, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. ?-- Disaster recovery centers opened Friday in Bartow, Pickens and Rabun counties to help people 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 at the following addresses until further notice: Bartow County Clarence Brown Conference Center 5450 Highway 20 Cartersville, GA 30121
May 5, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- To help people displaced by the recent tornadoes find rental housing, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) are encouraging displaced survivors to use www.GeorgiaHousingSearch.org. This easy-to-use website allows users to search available rentals by location, price range and description, such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms.
May 4, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are contacting disaster applicants whose primary home or rental residence sustained losses from the April 27-28 storms and tornadoes. Legitimate FEMA inspectors won't ask for personal information, such as a Social Security number, or request payment at the time of the inspection.

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