President approves Federal disaster declaration for 39 counties - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

President approves Federal disaster declaration for 39 Georgia counties

ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that President Obama approved his request for a major disaster declaration for 39 counties that sustained damage in the February 10-14 winter storm.

According to a release, the declaration allows for the federal government to reimburse 75 percent of eligible expenditures and damage costs.

The 39 counties are: Baldwin, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Candler, Carroll, Columbia, Coweta, Dade, Emanuel, Fayette, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Hancock, Haralson, Heard, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, McDuffie, Meriwether, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Pickens, Pike, Richmond, Screven, Spalding, Upson, Walker, Warren, Washington, Whitfield and Wilkes counties.

Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Forsyth, Paulding, Polk and White counties were included in Deal's request but not granted assistance due to not meeting the per capita threshold of $3.50 per person.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • breaking

    GBI investigates body found in Randolph Co.

    GBI investigates body found in Randolph Co.

    Monday, June 25 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-06-25 19:29:51 GMT
    A dead body was found in Randolph County Monday. (Source: WALB)A dead body was found in Randolph County Monday. (Source: WALB)
    A dead body was found in Randolph County Monday. (Source: WALB)A dead body was found in Randolph County Monday. (Source: WALB)

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a body that was found in Randolph County Monday.

    More >>

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a body that was found in Randolph County Monday.

    More >>
  • Dougherty Co. Commission approves 2018-19 budget

    Dougherty Co. Commission approves 2018-19 budget

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:20 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:20:37 GMT
    Dougherty County commissioners voted 6 to 1 to increase the budget by 3 mils. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County commissioners voted 6 to 1 to increase the budget by 3 mils. (Source: WALB)
    Dougherty County commissioners voted 6 to 1 to increase the budget by 3 mils. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County commissioners voted 6 to 1 to increase the budget by 3 mils. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County Commissioners voted in a 6 to 1 discussion to increase the 2018- 2019 budget by 3 mils.  

    More >>

    Dougherty County Commissioners voted in a 6 to 1 discussion to increase the 2018- 2019 budget by 3 mils.  

    More >>
  • Crews repair back of convenience store following break-in

    Crews repair back of convenience store following break-in

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:48:33 GMT
    The back of the convenience store on Newton Road (Source: WALB)The back of the convenience store on Newton Road (Source: WALB)
    The back of the convenience store on Newton Road (Source: WALB)The back of the convenience store on Newton Road (Source: WALB)

    Crews are repairing the back of an Albany convenience store following an early morning break in. A red truck backed into the Citgo gas station's convenience store on Newton Road. 

    More >>

    Crews are repairing the back of an Albany convenience store following an early morning break in. A red truck backed into the Citgo gas station's convenience store on Newton Road. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly