Thursday, September 24, 2009

Is Your Game Flooded Out This Friday?

So - the water has receded. The AJC is reporting more than 16,000 flood-related claims filed in Atlanta area. Is there grass left on your football field? Does anyone have to cancel a game this weekend? Is your school building leaking? Did anyone suffer damages from the rain? I know of a basement cave-in, a car destroyed by a falling tree and several cars destroyed in a private school parking lot due to the floods.

Congressman Hank Johnson, 4th District of Georgia writes: Dear Friends, A state of emergency was declared in 17 counties today due to the heavy rains and flooding, including all three in the Fourth - DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett. More than 1,000 sandbags have been deployed in Rockdale and dozens of roads closed in all three counties with the rain expected to continue throughout the week. If you, your family or your business have been affected by the flooding, FEMA can help with housing, home repairs, small business loans, disaster unemployment assistance and special tax considerations.

Are any of DeKalb schools considering requesting aid from FEMA for damages?

Share your experiences -- and then let's all count our blessings!


mal615 said...

Since Dekalb was not included in President Obama's disaster declaration, I believe that there will not be any federal funding available for anyone in Dekalb County.

Anonymous said...

To be clear--that was the Governor's decision. The state provides the list of counties to the feds

Cerebration said...

This is from the AJC

President Barack Obama has issued a federal disaster declaration for Carroll, Cobb, Paulding, Douglas and Cherokee counties in the wake of this week’s devastating floods, Gov. Sonny Perdue’s office has announced.

Perdue had asked Obama to declare an emergency in 17 Georgia counties and the governor said the request covering the other counties is still pending.

fedupindcss said...

Heck, it would be a blessing if any or all of Dekalb's fields were flooded--they are in terrible shape and could use the rehab (well, except for Hallford, which was renovated).