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October 16, 2012
WASHINGTON – In less than two days, more than 13 million people nationwide are expected to participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. "Earthquakes occur all year long across our country – in...
Region II, Region III, Region IV, Region IX, Region X, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington
October 10, 2012
WASHINGTON – FEMA is encouraging families, schools, businesses, tribes and state and local governments to participate in the first ever Great SouthEast ShakeOut, a regional earthquake drill in which...
District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Region III, Region IV
July 24, 2012
ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that a grant of more than $2.7 million will be awarded to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in support of its floodplain...
Region IV, Georgia
October 27, 2011
NOAA’s National Weather Service ranks April 2011 as the most active tornado month on record with 750 tornadoes across the U.S. There were a reported 361 fatalities. The April 27 “Super Outbreak”...
July 6, 2011
ATLANTA – Almost $15 million in federal assistance has been approved for individuals and business owners, as well as local, county and state governments in the 25 Georgia counties that were declared...
July 2, 2011
ATLANTA, Ga. -- More than a dozen volunteer agencies will continue to help those affected by the late April storms and tornadoes in Georgia long after state and federal government disaster agencies...
June 29, 2011
ATLANTA – Jasper County’s 13,900 self-sufficient residents, most of them living in rural areas, have survived more than their share of tornadoes. On April 27, 2011, while severe storms destroyed...
June 28, 2011
ATLANTA ­– This week, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is offering a series of day-long workshops focusing on evaluating proposed areas or buildings for community safe rooms when severe...
June 23, 2011
ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now obligated almost $2.5 million in Public Assistance (PA) funds to help Georgia counties repair damage and rebuild infrastructure...
June 23, 2011
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