Some have questioned why the counties did not receive aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
During a conference call on Thursday afternoon, Ken Davis, a spokesman with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, said one of the key questions that must be asked is, "Have the local and state capabilities been exhausted?"
"In this case, that hasn't happened," Davis said.
Local churches and community agencies as well as state and local resources have worked feverishly to help those affected.
Ruben Brown of the American Red Cross said about 90 overnight stays in shelters have been arranged by his agency and 1,500 meals have been served.
A call center is available if anyone needs help with shelter or other needs, Brown said. The number is 404-870-4400 and the center is staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until futher notice, he said.