Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:08:36 GMT
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongings and pets that were lost during the storm More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
August 15, 2002
(ATLANTA) -- Thirty-two Georgia counties have been approved to receive a total of $781,804 in federal funds, according to Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Director Gary W. McConnell.
Each of the approved counties will utilize the funds to develop a local mitigation strategy to meet the new planning requirements established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Georgia is the first state in FEMA Region IV to receive mitigation planning grants. The federal grants will provide funding to assist eligible counties in developing cost effective mitigation measures.
GEMA staff will provide Geographic Information System data, statistical information, and on-site technical assistance detailing the potential natural hazards, technological hazards, risk and vulnerability local governments face.
"GEMA's newly created Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment section will work closely with local governments to develop data driven mitigation plans and identify risk based future mitigation projects. This will allow our counties to determine how best to minimize the potential impact of disasters. Personnel have been stationed in our GEMA Statesboro and Cordele field offices to support our local governments in this planning effort." said McConnell.
New federal guidelines require that state and local governments have an approved mitigation plan in place by November 2003 before they can be considered for future disaster assistance.
The 32 counties selected to receive grant assistance include:
Future mitigation planning grants will be announced as funding becomes available. For more information on hazard mitigation planning, call GEMA at 1-800-CALL-GEMA or visit the agency's Web site at www.gema.state.ga.us.