As the flood waters begin to recede in Northern Georgia, Hands On Disaster Response is sending an Advance Team to the affected area to gather information and speak with local officials and responding agencies to determine how to best fill the needs of the affected communities.
Over the course of the past weekend heavy rains pounded the usually dry Northern portion of the Georgia, dumping up to 21” of rain in some areas. The continued rains caused Governor Sonny Perdue to declare states of emergency in 17 counties. Georgia Emergency Management estimates that 2,000-3,000 homes have been affected at an estimated damage of $250 Million. As of Thursday September, 24, FEMA declared Individual Assistance in four of the affected Metro Counties and local officials are working to get additional federal assistance declared in the coming days.
HODR’s Advance Teamwill be working with local partners to ascertain how to best engage in local recovery efforts. For the most up to date information and photos from the team, follow us on Twitter at HODRopsUSA. If you have any connections in the Atlanta area that may be of use to our team, please email us at info@HODR.org.
-The HODR Team
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