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County disaster plan due for over-haul

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Dougherty County gets a grant from the Federal Government to help update a Disaster Mitigation plan.

The plan has to be updated every five years and is due for a revision next year. FEMA approved $15,000 for the work. The county must provide just more than $3,000 and the state will contribute about two thousand dollars.

Research will be done into past disaster damage in Albany and Dougherty County. The plan will outline what could be done to mitigate future problems. 

 "Based on that plan, then FEMA may provide funding to try to mitigate that event before they happen," said Albany Fire Chief James Carswell.

In order for FEMA to help pay for mitigation efforts, those hazards must be outlined in the plan.

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