Georgia VOAD Disaster Response Log


January Tornado Outbreak - Bartow & Gordon Counties, Georgia



Tornado Outbreak January 30, 2013 Bartow and Gordon County


 (Above photo courtesy of GEMA)


On January 30, 2013 major and wide spread tornado damage was reported mainly in Gordon and Bartow County, Georgia. GAVOAD initiated conference call the following morning at 8:30 AM to determine situation update and unmet needs. 


GEMA reported via Press Release at 5PM on 1/31/13:


Gordon County: More than 250 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. 

Bartow County:  More than 90 structures damaged. 


Donated goods will be received at the Calhoun Fire Department Station 2, 391 Richardson Rd., Calhoun, Ga. beginning today. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.

At this time, the biggest demand is for nonperishable food. Bottled water, building supplies such as 2 x 4 studs, hammers, blue plastic tarps, plywood and roofing materials, baby formula, baby diapers (all sizes), personal hygiene products, leather work gloves, cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, brooms and buckets, plastic goods (food wrap, cups and cutlery), paper goods (plates, napkins, towels and toilet tissue), disposable gloves (rubber or latex) and trash bags (all sizes) also are needed.

 Donations of used clothing are not needed.


For information on providing donated goods or volunteering at the distribution center, contact Distribution Center Manager at (706) 602-5721. 


Volunteer opportunities in (Adairsville) Bartow County, visit  Bartow Christian Disaster Recovery.

Volunteer opportunities in (Calhoun) Gordon County, visit

Volunteer opportunities and unmet needs in Adairsville; Adairsville Church of God 770-773-3264


Georgia VOAD (GAVOAD) had phone conferences Monday February 4th and Thursday February 7th, 2013 to update GA VOAD members with status of needs and requests from the affected areas.






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