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 3, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Five more counties have been designated for disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses as part of Georgia's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The latest counties are Cherokee, Habersham, Newton, Upson and White. Counties previously designated for individual assistance are Bartow, Catoosa, Coweta, Dade, Greene, Harris, Heard, Floyd, Gordon, Lamar, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Spalding, Troup and Walker.
May 3, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Community relations specialists from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are reaching out to survivors affected by the recent storms and tornadoes. Teams are out in the impacted counties, knocking on doors and encouraging people to register for federal disaster assistance programs. They also are trying to identify unmet needs.
May 3, 2011
News Release
*Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country last 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.
May 2, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA -- Five more counties have been designated for disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses as part of Georgia's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The latest counties are Coweta, Greene, Lamar, Pickens and Troup. Counties previously designated for individual assistance are Bartow, Catoosa, Dade, Floyd, Polk, Spalding and Walker.
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 2, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA – Four more counties have been designated for disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses as part of Georgia’s federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The latest counties are Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan and Rabun. Counties previously designated for individual assistance are Bartow, Catoosa, Coweta, Dade, Floyd, Greene, Lamar, Pickens, Polk, Spalding, Troup and Walker.

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