On One-Year Anniversary of Deadly Tornados, Senator Reverend Warnock Offers Message of Hope to Community, Reiterates His Continued Push to Bolster Federal Support of Newnan Area

Ahead of one-year anniversary of storms and tornados that damaged Newnan and surrounding areas on March 25, 2021, Senator Reverend Warnock offered new message of perseverance to local residents impacted by the devastating weather event

Senator Reverend Warnock also provided an update on his efforts to push more federal resources to local residents to rebuild their homes, communities

Senator Reverend Warnock recently put pressure on FEMAto approve an appeal from the City of Newnan for Private Property Debris Removal, and calling for allocation of new resources to communities amid denial of Individual Assistance 

Senator Reverend Warnock: “As a pastor, I am continuing to pray for the members of this community I’ve met and sat with who are hanging on during these challenging times. As a Senator for Georgia, know I will continue to do everything in my power to support Newnan’s recovery efforts. I will not stop until the community is stronger than they were before”

Earlier this month, Senator Warnock visited Newnan to hear directly from residents and local leaders on recovery updates and recommitted to a strengthened federal response

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the painful first-year anniversary of storms and tornados that devastated Newnan and other parts of Coweta County on March 25, 2021, Senator Reverend Warnock (D-GA) issued a new statement offering a message of hope and perseverance to Newnan residents and communities damaged by the storms’ destruction. Earlier this month, Senator Warnock returned to Newnan to visit damaged areas he previously toured following last year’s storms, where he heard directly from residents and community members about ongoing needs to assist Newnan’s recovery.

“The night of March 25th, 2021 is one Georgians won’t soon forget. This date is marked by grievance and trauma for many people in Newnan and across Coweta County who lost everything––for many of them, everything but their lives. I am heartened by the resilience and camaraderie I’ve witnessed during my visits to Newnan, motivated by the recovery efforts being run by local churches, non-profit organizations and loving neighbors working together to uplift and support one another. As a pastor, I am continuing to pray for the members of this community I’ve met and sat with who are hanging on during these challenging times. As a Senator for Georgia, know I will continue to do everything in my power to support Newnan’s recovery efforts. I will not stop until the community is stronger than they were before,” said Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock.

On March 1, 2022, Senator Warnock made another visit to Newnan to hear directly from community leaders and residents on their experiences on the path to recovery. The Senator was disheartened to learn there had been further delays with FEMA and insurance companies providing critical recovery resources to local residents, prompting Senator Warnock to issue a new call to address these delays with the insurance companies. Additionally, Senator Warnock recently sent a new letter to FEMA supporting the City of Newnan’s request for Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) assistance.

Senator Warnock’s office remains committed to providing help to Georgia residents impacted by the March 25, 2021 storms. Impacted Georgians should contact his office at (770) 694-7828 for additional support.