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29 Jun 2010 description
report American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that the Company will donate $300,000 to the American Red Cross (ARC) to help people in need in ADM communities and all around the world.

09 Oct 2009 description

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two weeks after a federal major disaster declaration for parts of Georgia swamped by heavy rains and flooding, the emergency response is winding down and the focus of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has turned to long-term recovery.

"The response of local, state and federal partners has been quick and sure," said GEMA Director Charley English.

05 Oct 2009 description
report Convoy of Hope

It is a time like no other. Convoy of Hope staff and teams are responding to 4 major disasters in 4 separate countries around the world. With teams still working in Georgia after severe flooding left thousands unable to return to their homes, Staff have been dispatched to the Philippines, the Samoa Islands, and Indonesia. According to staff in the Philippines, the Philippine Islands have seen $5 billion in damages, 300 confirmed deaths and over 200 missing citizens. Five hundred and seventy thousand families have been affected so far.

01 Oct 2009 description

Appeal # 627-J

Appeal amount: $41,500

SITUATION

Georgia

More than 12,400 families have applied for federal assistance following severe flooding in Georgia, where as many as 2,800 homes have sustained some kind of damage.

28 Sep 2009 description
report American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, Monday, September 28, 2009 - The rains are over, but the clean-up has only just begun as hundreds of American Red Cross staff and volunteers continue to help those affected by the devastating flooding which inundated the area last week.

For nearly 200 people, home is still a Red Cross shelter. Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) are in flood-ravaged neighborhoods providing meals, snacks, and clean-up supplies.

26 Sep 2009 description

Release Number: 1858-007

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Even as cleanup continues, the state of Georgia and Federal Emergency Management Agency are helping people in 14 counties across north Georgia recover from the severe storms and flooding that started September 18.

President Obama issued a major disaster declaration Thursday for five counties: Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding.

25 Sep 2009 description

Niger

"Through these wells thousands of lives will be saved from thirst and water-related diseases, and we will be supported in food security through dry season crop cultivation," says Mayor Ousmane Bawa, on the installation of wells in the community of Garin Shega, in the arid Zinder region of southeast Niger.

The community of Garin Shega, with 2,563 inhabitants in 318 households, is taking part in a well-digging project, with the help of Church World Service and partner organization Nagarta. (The name means "welfare" in Housa.)

In 2007, the community helped …

24 Sep 2009 description

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Georgia and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on September 18, 2009, and continuing.

The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding Counties.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the …

24 Sep 2009 description
report American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, Thursday, September 24, 2009 - The American Red Cross sheltered more than 420 people in Georgia and Tennessee overnight, a signal that even though flood waters are slowly receding, many are still unable to return to their homes.

The Red Cross has more than 200 volunteers and staff and 18 Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) in the area with more on standby. Clean up and comfort kits are being distributed and almost 2,000 meals have been served to those affected by the flooding.

23 Sep 2009 description

A tropical air mass that has been draped across the southeastern United States coupled with a nearly stationary upper-level weather system has caused widespread precipitation throughout several southeastern states. Torrential rains from this system falling on saturated soil caused flooding and flash flooding throughout parts of Alabama, eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina and Georgia.

Areas most impacted

In Georgia, at least 3,000 homes have sustained damage from the floods, with assessments on hold in many areas until water recedes.

23 Sep 2009 description
report Operation Blessing

Jody Herrington, director of US disaster relief of the international charity organization, Operation Blessing International, is currently on the ground in Atlanta assisting recovery efforts and is available for interviews.

Current operation in Atlanta:

- OBI's Mobile Kitchen is equipped with enough food to feed 1K meals for 3 days

- OBI is working to deliver over 24,000 lbs of food and disaster supplies to "Warehouse of Hope," one of their local partners, that will distribute to families throughout the area

- Working with local organizations to identify …

23 Sep 2009 description

Torrential downpours saturated much of the southeastern U.S. in the last week, killing at least 10 people and inflicting an estimated $250 million in damage in Georgia alone. Parts of Alabama, eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina are also saturated.

Situation

Torrential downpours saturated much of the southeastern U.S. in the last week, killing at least 10 people and inflicting an estimated $250 million in damage in Georgia alone.

23 Sep 2009 description
report Operation Blessing

ATLANTA - Operation Blessing teams are in position and ready to launch major relief efforts for families affected by devastating floods across Atlanta, Georgia.

Nearly 22 inches of rain have fallen in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan and surrounding areas, shutting down roads and bridges as well as forcing many families from their homes.

Teams deployed earlier this week and are coordinating with local partners and emergency management officials to provide immediate strategic relief such as emergency food distributions and daily hot meals served from OBI's mobile …

22 Sep 2009 description
report Direct Relief

Today, Direct Relief USA extended emergency medical aid for people affected by extreme flooding in north Georgia. Tapping its U.S. partner network, Direct Relief staff contacted the director of emergency response for the Georgia Association of Primary Health Care (GAPHC) to offer support for its health centers and clinics, which serve more than 238,000 Georgians each year.

After more than a week of heavy rainfall, hundreds of residents in Chattanooga County have been evacuated as the Chattanooga River has breached its banks, flooding homes and streets.

22 Sep 2009 description
  • Floods kill 7 in Atlanta metro area

    - Too early for damage estimates

    - Floodwaters top up reservoirs after drought

    By Matthew Bigg

    ATLANTA, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Severe flooding in north Georgia has killed seven people, submerged homes, knocked out power and turned streams into rivers while refilling reservoirs after a lengthy drought in the southeastern United States.

    Governor Sonny Perdue asked President Barack Obama on Tuesday to declare a state of emergency for Georgia because of the flooding, which a state climatologist said was the worst in 100 years in some parts …

22 Sep 2009 description

US: GEORGIA FLOOD RESPONSE

On Monday, Sept 21, 17 counties in the state of Georgia were hit hard by massive flooding from severe storms moving northeast from the Gulf of Mexico. About five people are dead after Georgia creeks and rivers burst from days of torrential rain.

UMCOR is in contact with the North Georgia Annual Conference to assist with recovery efforts, as disaster response personnel assess the situation.

22 Sep 2009 description
report American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - As rising flood waters cover the Southeast, hundreds have looked to the American Red Cross for shelter as officials estimate the number of people needing help could rise dramatically.

Overnight more than 220 people took refuge in Red Cross shelters in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. Georgia has been hit the hardest, particularly around the city of Atlanta where as much as a foot of rain fell Monday. According to news reports, the flooding has claimed at least eight lives.