Fri., July 13, 2012 12:47pm
Georgia and Florida residents living along the St. Marys River were hit by the same tropical storm last month, but only those from one state will be eligible for a federal disaster declaration.
Mon., September 26, 2011 3:35pm
Georgia might not be deeply affected by a stoppage of FEMA disaster funds -- at least in the short term. The U.S. Senate on Monday was set to vote on a bill that would in part restore money to FEMA's disaster relief fund. Georgia emergency officials say much of the already-approved federal assistance money would not be affected.
Tue., August 30, 2011 2:21pm
Georgia home and business owners still can rely on federal disaster assistance. That's the word from Georgia emergency management officials as FEMA says, it's suspending some disaster payments in the wake of Hurricane Irene. A GEMA spokesman says, the federal agency is delaying payments for a certain types of completed, government-backed disaster repair going back years.
Mon., August 29, 2011 3:53pm
Hurricane Irene victims will be getting money promised to areas ravaged by tornadoes this Spring, including Georgia. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund is running low so the agency is diverting the money to address immediate needs on the East coast.
Thu., June 16, 2011 1:07pm
Officials are ordering evacuations of about 60 homes in Ware County as a wildfire has quickly spread across 8 square miles in a single day. Georgia Forestry Commission spokesman Eric Mosley says the evacuations were ordered Thursday after the blaze had burned more than 5,000 acres a few miles west of Waycross. Emergency officials say firefighters from surrounding communities have poured in to protect homes among the rural timberland that's fueling the wildfire.
Sat., October 3, 2009 7:53am
More than a dozen disaster relief centers will be open throughout the state
Tue., September 29, 2009 12:21pm
Governor Sonny Perdue says despite tough budget times, he will find the mon
Mon., September 28, 2009 12:38pm
In the midst of a tight budget, state officials are trying to figure where
Mon., September 28, 2009 11:07am
In an interview with GPB, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the primary
Sat., September 26, 2009 4:00pm
Fourteen flood ravaged counties in Georgia have been declared federal disas