Nearly $1.3 Million In Two Weeks To Georgians For Tornado, Storm Recovery

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Release date: 
June 6, 2008
Release Number: 
1761-020

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia residents can begin to turn their backs on the May 11-12 tornadoes and storms to move forward in their recovery with state and federal disaster assistance approaching the $1.3 million mark.

Officials from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report the following efforts, through June 5, two weeks since the May 23 presidential disaster declaration:

  • Exactly 4,287 individuals (homeowners, renters and business owners) already have applied for assistance.
  • More than $1 million in grants has been approved in housing assistance for 434 applicants to be used for temporary disaster housing or to help make disaster-damaged homes safe, sanitary and functional.
  • A total of $241,386 in Other Needs Assistance (ONA) already is approved for 324 applicants to replace personal property and to help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.
  • More than 120 homeowners, renters and businesses have returned their U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) applications for low-interest loans. So far, the SBA has approved $174,400 for 11 loans.
  • July 22 is the deadline for applicants who received SBA low-interest loan applications to complete and return the applications. If the SBA application is not returned, the applicant may not receive other forms of federal assistance.

A county-by-county breakdown follows:

County Applications Individuals & Household Program Housing Assistance Other Needs Assistance

Bibb

3,152

$742,799

$587,729

$155,071

Carroll

224

$147,226

$116,002

$31,225

Douglas

80

$15,924

$13,873

$2,052

Emanuel

55

$19,268

$18,698

$570

Jefferson

73

$15,769

$14,505

$1,264

Jenkins

55

$126,080

$99,177

$26,902

Johnson

310

$111,239

$91,738

$19,501

Laurens

79

$43,406

$43,014

$392

McIntosh

48

$14,591

$11,700

$2,892

Twiggs

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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