03.04.19

Senators Isakson, Perdue Statements On Severe Storms In Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statements after severe weather and destructive tornadoes hit Central and Southwest Georgia:

“Again our prayers are with the Georgians whose homes and livelihoods were damaged and with our neighbors in Alabama who suffered loss of life during yesterday’s severe weather,” said Senator Isakson. “I thank our first responders for the immediate and ongoing response, as well as our hospital staff, utilities services and the many organizations and neighbors who reached out to aid those in need. Our staff is on the ground, and we will continue to work with Governor Kemp and others with anything they need as recovery and restoration continues.”

“Our thoughts are with all Georgians impacted by these severe storms, and our hearts go out to the families of those who tragically lost their lives in Alabama,” said Senator Perdue. “Governor Kemp was on the ground almost immediately to tour damage in affected areas. Right now, first responders and emergency management teams are working tirelessly to clear debris, reopen roads, and restore power. My team will continue to stay in touch with the Governor’s office, and we stand ready to help Georgians in need however we can.”

Governor Brian Kemp today issued an emergency declaration for three Georgia counties: Grady, Harris, and Talbot. The emergency declaration is effective for five days and makes all state resources available to assist local governments with response and recovery efforts.

Helpful Information:

  • View up-to-date emergency declarations from Governor Kemp here.
  • Call your local non-emergency police line to report a downed tree in a main road.
  • Call 911 immediately to report downed power lines. Do not attempt to handle them.
  • Report power outages by contacting your power provider. The two main providers in Georgia are:
    • Georgia Power (contact here or at 888-891-0938)
    • Georgia electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) (find your local branch here)
  • Take photographs of damaged property to assist with filing insurance claims.
  • Georgia Red Cross has opened a shelter in Talbot County for anyone who needs a safe place to stay. Click here for more information.
  • For issues with federal agencies, call Senator Isakson’s office at 770-661-0999 or Senator Perdue’s office at 404-865-0087.

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