Monday, February 6, 2023

Joe Biden approves Georgia disaster declaration, orders federal aid for 7 counties

Georgia.- President Joe Bidensaid there is a major disaster and ordered in the state of Georgia federal aid To supplement state and local recovery efforts in disaster affected areas severe stormStraight-line winds and tornadoes on January 12, 2023.

disaster declaration Provides federal funds for affected people in President’s counties Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Spalding and Troup.

Storm brought powerful tornadoes and winds to Georgia which uprooted trees, blew away mobile homes, derailed a freight train, overturned cars, snapped utility poles, and downed power lines, leaving thousands without power.

according to him National Meteorological Service, Tornado damage was reported in at least 14 Alabama counties and 14 Georgia County.

Assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property loss, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of a disaster.

The tornado caused damage in at least 14 Georgia counties. Photo: Associated Press

At the end, federal funds Statewide risk reduction measures are available on a cost-share basis Georgia,

Residents and business owners who have suffered damage in designated areas can begin applying for assistance at www. Disaster Assistance.gov by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or using the FEMA app.

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Any person using a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), titled telephone service, or others, may provide FEMA with a number for that service.

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