Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


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.

“Recovery from this disaster will be long and difficult. For the second time this month, we have confronted the worst of Mother Nature. However, I am confident that we will continue to see the best in Human Nature as we come together as a community to support each other during these trying times.

“I thank Governor Deal for quickly promulgating emergency designations for the region, including designations for Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crisp, Dougherty, and Mitchell counties in the 2nd Congressional District. I am coordinating with our partners at the local, state, and federal levels to get additional assistance to the area, and I urge the President to provide comprehensive federal emergency assistance as expeditiously as possible.

“Should anyone need information or assistance with contacting their local, state, or federal agencies, please do not hesitate to reach out to my offices in Albany (229-439-8067), Columbus (706-320-9477), Macon (478-803-2631), or Washington, DC (202-225-3631).”