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 9, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are now open in 13 counties in Georgia to help people whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes. Hours for the centers are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Survivors can find the closest center by using the online disaster recovery center locator at http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm or m.fema.gov on a Web-enabled mobile device or smartphone. 
May 9, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- For many Georgia residents and business owners recovering from recent severe storms and tornadoes, completing a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application is a necessity. SBA disaster loans provide funds to homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations for uninsured losses.
May 8, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Several thousand Georgia residents are expected to seek federal assistance for their losses from the severe storms and tornadoes that began April 27, according to disaster recovery officials. Recording the damage at each individual household is the responsibility of  inspectors sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Identifying damage is an early step in determining the amount and types of assistance that may be provided.
May 8, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal Public Assistance (PA) ? aid to local, county and state agencies ? has been approved for eight more Georgia counties affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding on April 27 and 28. ?Cherokee, Gordon, Harris, Heard, Jasper, Lumpkin, Newton and White counties bring to 24 the number of counties eligible to receive PA disaster funds.
May 8, 2011
News Release
RINGGOLD, Ga.-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to Ringgold, Ga., to survey the damage and the response and recovery efforts underway following the severe storms and tornadoes that affected many regions in the Southeast.
May 7, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Although Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Georgia counties declared eligible for disaster assistance are scheduled to be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., there are several that will operate on a different schedule on Mother’s Day, May 8

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Georgia, FEMA-1973-DR (PDF 21KB)
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