Tuesday, September 22, 2009

FLOOD ASSISTANCE – 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. For more on FEMA’s disaster assistance, click here. To reach FEMA directly, call 1-800-621-3362.
DRIVING CONDITIONS – For a list of road closings in your neighborhood use the Georgia Department of Transportation Navigator site or dial 511. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is warning citizens to stay out of standing or fast-moving waters. Most of the deaths have occurred from people driving into water. For up-to-the-minute updates, follow GEMA on Facebook or Twitter by going to their home page.
EMERGENCY SHELTER – If you or someone you know needs immediate shelter or has questions, they are asked to call their local emergency management agency. DeKalb County residents can receive help by calling the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency at 770- 270-0413, Rockdale County residents can call the Conyers-Rockdale County Emergency Management Agency at 770-918-6717 and Gwinnett County residents can call the Gwinnett County Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency at 770-513-5240.
You can also receive help from the American Red Cross at 404-575-3730.
If you need further assistance, please contact my District offices at 770-987-2291 or 770-939-2016.
Use caution, be safe and let other folks who do not receive this e-letter know about the important emergency information!
Info from Congressman Hank Johnson.

LITHONIA OFFICE 5700 Hillandale Drive Ste 110 Lithonia, GA 30058 Phone: (770) 987-2291Fax: (770) 987-8721
WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE 1133 Longworth House Office Building Washington , D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-1605Fax: (202) 226-0691
TUCKER OFFICE 3469 Lawrenceville Hwy Ste 205 Tucker, GA 30084 Phone: (770) 939-2016Fax: (770) 939-3753