Statement from Sen. Butterworth Regarding Federal Disaster Declaration for Stephens County

ATLANTA (September 25, 2009) – Today, State Senator Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) released the following statement regarding the federal disaster declaration for Stephens County.

“I am grateful that a federal disaster declaration has been issued. The citizens of Stephens County are now eligible to receive federal assistance that will facilitate a quicker recovery process.

“Joint Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency teams have been surveying the damages so that aid can get into the hands of the citizens – where it is most needed.

“I would also like to thank the governor for his continued support throughout this trying time.

Sen. Jim Butterworth represents the 50th Senate District which includes Towns, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Banks, Franklin, and Hart counties along with a portion of White County. He can be reached by phone at 404.463.5257 or by email at

For Immediate Release:
September, 25, 2009
For Information Contact:
Natalie Strong, Deputy Director
Katie Wright, Communications Associate