More FEMA grant money announced for Richmond County

By: Staff
By: Staff

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Richmond County will receive more than $4.8 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) money for debris removal from the ice storms earlier this year.

U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced the $4,819,759.05 funding headed for Richmond County. This money is in addition to the more than $6.7 million awarded to the area last month.

"Our counties need this support from FEMA from the storms earlier this year," said Congressman Barrow in a release. "The costs of cleanup were high, and many were left to pick up the tab. It’s important for us to give our local communities the resources they need after a disaster like the ice storm, and we welcome these funds from FEMA."

Depending on the number of applications submitted, more funding announcements could be made, Barrow's office said.

"We have more work to do to get FEMA to reimburse what we spent, but, we’re well on our way," Mie Lucas, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for the Richmond County Emergency Management Agency, said in a release.


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