Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP REMEMBERS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF FLOOD OF 1994

Jul 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, released the following statement remembering the 25th anniversary of the flood of 1994 in Middle and Southwest Georgia:

“This week we remember the devastating flood of 1994 that took 31 lives, evacuated more than 40,000 people, and destroyed countless homes and communities. Too many people lost everything, as 55 counties were declared disaster areas. Let us also remember the generosity and kindness our neighbors showed one another through this tragedy and keep that spirit alive as we honor those we lost 25 years ago."