Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


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.

“Despite these hardships, the resilient people of Middle and Southwest Georgia came together as a community to bravely assist in relief efforts; repairing homes, preparing meals, and acting as a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on in a time of great crisis. It was heartwarming to watch our community quickly spring to action and help each other find the essentials—housing, food, and closure—so that we could recover from the flood as quickly as possible.”

“Now, two decades later, we must reflect on the rebuilding of our towns, our communities, and our spirits, rejoicing in the gifts God has given us. I am truly proud of the many friends and neighbors whose tenacity ensured that we would continue to strive and remain hopeful even in the darkest of times.”

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