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Hurricane Michael: Georgia One Year, $115.2 Million Later

ATLANTA – It’s been one year since Hurricane Michael plowed across the Florida/Georgia state line as a Category 3 hurricane, toppling trees and powerlines all the way through the Carolinas.

In that year, Georgia’s recovery has moved forward with more than $65.2 million distributed through federal programs to aid individuals and businesses. An additional $50 million has been provided to reimburse local governments for response actions in advance of Hurricane Michael, for debris removal and to repair or replace critical infrastructure.

As of October 4, 2019:

Programas De Asistencia Federal Para Georgia

A continuación, un resumen de los programas federales claves de asistencia por desastre que podrían estar disponibles según la necesidad y autorización bajo la declaración de emergencia por desastre del presidente Donald J. Trump para Georgia.

Asistencia a los gobiernos estatales, tribales y locales afectados pueden incluir según se requiera:

Presidente Donald J. Trump aprueba declaración de emergencia para Georgia

WASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que hay asistencia federal por desastre disponible para el estado de Georgia para complementar esfuerzos de respuesta estatales, tribales y locales en las áreas afectadas por las condiciones de emergencia por el huracán Dorian del 29 de agosto y continua.

Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Georgia

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of Georgia.

Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Georgia

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Georgia to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning on Aug. 29 and continuing.

Nearly $1.4 Billion in Hurricane Recovery Funds Approved Six Months After Michael

ATLANTA – Six months after Hurricane Michael’s historic landfall on the Florida Panhandle, federal funds totaling nearly $1.4 billion have been approved for recovery in Florida and Georgia. President Trump designated a combined 107 counties under separate major disaster declarations in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, making federal funds available to aid recovery efforts.

As of April 1, 2019

National Youth Preparedness Council Seeks Nominations

ATLANTA – Youth from communities across the Southeast have just one more week to apply for FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council.

Youth who are interested in applying to the council must submit a completed application form, provide two letters of recommendation, and academic records. Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT, March 31. New council members will be announced in May.

Hurricane Michael Recap: Georgia Recovery Under Way with $54 Million in Assistance

ATLANTA – After traversing the Florida panhandle, Hurricane Michael entered southwest Georgia as a major, Category 3 hurricane on Oct. 10, 2018. The storm maintained considerable strength all the way to Georgia’s border with South Carolina, bringing extensive damage to homes and businesses, infrastructure, and agricultural industries along its path.

Asesoría de FEMA sobre reconstrucción disponible en Lowe’s de Americus

ATLANTA – ¿Está usted reparando o reconstruyendo propiedad dañada? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre el seguro de inundación? ¿Desea proteger su propiedad de posibles pérdidas o daños causados por futuros desastres?

Especialistas de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) están listos para proporcionar ideas y consejos sobre cómo reconstruir hogares más resistentes y seguros, y contestar preguntas sobre cómo proteger viviendas contra daños futuros.

FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in Americus

ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

Advisers will be available Mon. Dec. 17, through Sat. Dec. 22, in Americus, Sumter County, from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. at: