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November 7, 2007

Albany --  Fire Chief James Carswell presented City Manager Alfred Lott with a check for $34,000 Wednesday. That's reimbursement for helping out with the aftermath of the Americus tornado.

The department already got about $10,000 for participation on behalf of Dougherty County. Carswell says AFD helped out because it was their civic duty.

When the President declared Americus a disaster area, it made Albany eligible for reimbursement.

"As all of you are aware, after the tornado hit, the city of Americus requested our assistance to help out in their time of need. Of course, we all did that because it was the right thing to do," said Carswell.

Carswell also expects to receive a check for more than $140,000 for helping out with the wildfires that devastated Ware County. The money will go to the city's general fund.

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