U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following information for Georgia residents who suffered loss in the wake of last week's fatal storms, tornados, and straight-line winds:
"I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the victims of the deadly storms that swept throughout the Southeast. I am extremely saddened by the loss of life and the extensive damage to property in the region. Last week, President Barack Obama signed the Georgia Disaster Declaration, which releases federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts. As a result, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working to assist residents and local municipalities with storm-related aid. In the near future, FEMA plans to open Disaster Recovery Centers within the 10th Congressional District. Once facilities are established, Georgians may use the DRC Locator to find the Disaster Relief Center that is nearest to them. My office stands ready to help any and all constituents navigate through this process. For the latest information, visit my website at www.broun.house.gov."