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FEMA reservist waits for call

A south Georgia FEMA worker is waiting for orders to go help victims of Hurricane Irene.

Hurricane Irene is responsible for at least 40 deaths along the east coast.

It likely will be weeks before power is fully restored, and FEMA officials say the damage will run into the billions.

Troy Jackson is a FEMA disaster assistance employee who lives in Willacoochee.

He is on standby waiting to find out where he will be sent to help the people affected by the hurricane.

"I will be working at disaster recovery centers, assisting those survivors that have been devastated by the storm, property or personal," says Troy Jackson, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Advisory Specialist.

He will make sure people have all the information they need to fix their damage and prevent future damage.

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