(ATLANTA) – Effective May 27, Gordon County is added to Federal Disaster Declaration 4600-DR-GA, as eligible for Public Assistance, including Direct Federal Assistance as a result of severe weather and tornadoes that occurred on March 25-26.

“The addition of Gordon County to the eligibility for public assistance is a positive step toward recovery,” said GEMA/HS Director Chris Stallings. “The availability of PA and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds will directly assist Gordon County, both in repairing damage associated with the storms, and upgrades to help mitigate damage from future events.”

Gordon County’s eligibility is in addition to the eight counties previously recognized in disaster declaration FEMA 4600-DR-GA declared by the President on May 5, 2021, including Coweta, Fannin, Gilmer, Heard, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, and White Counties. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will be available statewide.

The full text of the Public Notice from FEMA can be found Download this pdf file. here.



As part of the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency collaborates with local, state and federal governments in partnership with private sector and non-governmental organizations to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. GEMA/HS’s website and preparedness campaign provides Georgians with the knowledge needed to effectively prepare for disasters. Go to gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/ready-georgia for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready