Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds


Incident Period: Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 22, 2017

Declaration Date: Jan 26, 2017

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What to Expect After You Apply

Once homeowners register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a FEMA housing inspector will call to schedule an inspection for those living in designated counties.

Beware of Fraud & Scams When Seeking Disaster Assistance

After a disaster scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations and fake offers of state or federal aid. Learn how to address disaster fraud.

Charitable Giving Scams

Donating money or supplies to the relief effort is another way to help survivors. Be alert to scams during an emergency. Learn more about donating.

If you are aware of a potential charity scam, you can report it to the state consumer affairs or attorney general's office:

Those who question the validity of a contact or suspect fraud are encouraged to call the toll free FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721. Complaints also may be made by contacting local law enforcement agencies.

How to Help

When disaster strikes, every little bit helps. To make the most of your contributions, please follow our guidelines to learn the most effective and safest ways to donate cash, goods, or time following a disaster.

Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $1,955,548.44
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $1,007,141.51
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $2,962,689.95
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 593
Public Assistance Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $10,289,143.35
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated $11,991,124.33
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $22,970,819.68
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