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2/11/13 President Obama Signs Georgia Emergency Declaration

Weather map of bad weather heading towards Atlanta

Bad Weather Coming to the South

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Georgia to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm on February 10, 2014, and continuing.

Meteorologist Brian Lada ( notes that “The event could be the worst ice storm for parts of the South in more than 10 years.” And it could be worse for S. Carolina than for Georgia.

The official FEMA notice states:

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

  • FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.

    A picture of a heart in ice

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  • Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent Federal funding.

Emergency Declaration number 3368 issued Tue, 02/11/2014 – 00:00



Georgia Emergency Management Agency

Georgia Office of the Governor


1 Comment

  1. February 14, 2014    

    ABC reports that the winter storm is responsible for at least 18 deaths and over 800,000 homes without electricity.

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