FEMA official visits state communities impacted by tornadoes

Jan. 18—WASHINGTON — FEMA Deputy Administrator Erik A. Hooks came to Georgia Wednesday to meet with state and local officials about ongoing response and recovery efforts following the tornadoes that swept across the state last week. While there, he also will survey damage caused by the storms, making stops in some of the most heavily impacted communities.

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes on Jan. 12.

FEMA announced that President Biden's actions make federal funding available to affected individuals in Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Spalding and Troup counties.