Trump issues disaster declaration for Dougherty County

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America - Donald Trump, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52646497

President Trump has declared a portion of Georgia a disaster area and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.

The action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Dougherty County.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds in Baker, Calhoun, Dougherty, Early, Mitchell, Turner and Worth counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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