President Obama has approved a “Disaster Declaration” for five Georgia counties. The counties that have been approved are Caroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Paulding, and Douglas counties. Governor Perdue declared a state of emergency in 17 counties on Monday. However many of his requests for federal assistance are pending. Fema has said that homeowners and business owners who have suffered losses in the designated counties can begin to apply for assistance today by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. For those of you who don’t live in the designated counties here are few programs that are offering help to flood victims.
Housing and Food Assistance:
-Traveler’s Aid Atlanta – 404-817-7070
-Salvation Army – 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
-Hosea Feed the Hungry – 404-755-3353
-City of Refuge – 404-874-2241
-Atlanta Housing Authority – 888-242-4968
Shelters Sponsored by Red Cross
Clairmont Hills Presbyterian Church – 1994 Clairmont Rd.
Hiram High School – 1702 Balentine Dr.
First United Methodist Church – 395 W. Crogan St.
Cobb Civic Center – 548 South Marietta Parkway
Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency – South Anex
Pentecostal Worship Center – 116 Lake Wanda Rieta Rd.
Pet and Animal Assistance
-Noah’s Ark Pet Shelter – 770-957-0888
-Atlanta Humane Society – 404875-5331
-PAWS Dekalb – 770-593-1155
Georgia Insurance and Fire Comissioner John Oxendine’s Office
-Consumer Services Division – 404-656-2070 or 1-800-656-2298
Atlanta Emergency Management Agency – 404-730-5600
Lowes in Douglasville will be giving away free starter clean up kits September 26th, from 10am to 2am- While supplies last.