04.29.20

Perdue, Loeffler, Graves Push For Federal Emergency Resources Following Deadly Storms

ATLANTA, GA – Following the deadly storms and tornadoes in Northwest Georgia earlier this month, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Tom Graves (R-GA-14), sent a letter to President Trump requesting a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia.

A major disaster declaration would make a range of additional federal resources and funds available. The Members of Congress requested that the declaration be made under the Stafford Act, which would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance to the state.

On April 12th and 13th severe storms and tornadoes touched down in Northwest Georgia, causing eight fatalities and severe property damage to more than 750 homes. Many families still remain displaced by the storms.

“This event was particularly damaging considering our state resources are already challenged by the ongoing CoVID-19 pandemic and the other recent disasters our state has suffered,” wrote the members.“These additional circumstances will further harm our ability to recover from these disasters and underscores the need for federal individual assistance to those who have been affected by this event.”

Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) made a similar request to President Trump on April 22, 2020.

Read the full letter here

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