Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Disaster Preparedness

More on Disaster Preparedness

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today welcomed the major disaster declaration issued by the President for counties in Middle and Southwest Georgia struck by major storms and tornadoes on January 2, 2017. The declaration opens up potential eligibility for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The declaration was issued as Congressman Bishop toured storm damage in the City of Albany and Dougherty County.

Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding last night’s storms and tornadoes in Southwest and Middle Georgia:

“The storms and tornadoes that struck Albany and the rest of the Southwest and Middle Georgia region yesterday were truly devastating. My heartfelt prayers go out to those who lost loved ones, those who have been displaced, and those who have been otherwise impacted by this tragedy.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding last night’s storms in Middle and Southwest Georgia:

“My prayers go out to all those impacted by the terrible storms that swept through the Middle and Southwest Georgia region. The damage was significant, and my office stands open and ready to assist those affected.

Jan 28, 2016 Press Release


Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

DONALSONVILLE, GA – On Tuesday evening, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) held a hydrilla focused Town Hall Meeting at the Seminole County Courthouse in Donalsonville, Georgia. Congressman Bishop was accompanied by Colonel Jon Chytka, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District. Well over 100 members of the public were in attendance. The purpose of the meeting was to get feedback from the public on the issue.

Feb 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 9, 2015, the application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program will open at 8:00 AM and will remain open until March 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Additionally, the application period for the FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program will open on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM and will close on April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement in remembrance of the damage caused by flooding from Tropical Storm Alberto in July of 1994.

“It has been twenty years since the Great Flood of 1994, which claimed thirty-one lives and destroyed the homes and livelihoods of thousands of Americans. Memories of this devastating flood still linger in my mind as I consider the pain felt by those who suffered the loss of family, friends, and property.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations government spending bill. The measure was approved by a vote of 253 to 170 and now goes on to the Senate for consideration.

Apr 24, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) today praised President Obama and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for designating 17 Georgia counties as a federal disaster area. Under the major disaster declaration, individuals and business owners in affected areas are eligible for temporary housing and home repair grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other recovery programs.