Georgia grants help communities, schools prepare for disasters - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Georgia grants help communities, schools prepare for disasters

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency is promoting a grant program that can help local communities prepare for disasters.

Jim Butterworth met with Albany and Dougherty County leaders Tuesday afternoon to make sure they have the tools and contacts they need to handle any emergency.

He also highlighted grant money that can support School security, disaster relief, hazard mitigation, and Homeland Security.

"The first way and the way we've really been discussing today is through the grant program and the funding we can provide to increase preparedness in the area," said Butterworth.

Butterworth says preparedness is the key to successfully responding to any disaster.

MORE: Check out the GEMA grant program

Copyright 2015 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Restaurant scam in Tifton

    Restaurant scam in Tifton

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:28:27 GMT

    Two businesses in Tifton have been scammed by crooks impersonating a police officer demanding bail money for employees.

    More >>

    Two businesses in Tifton have been scammed by crooks impersonating a police officer demanding bail money for employees.

    More >>
  • Police searching for 2 men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away

    Police searching for 2 men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:21:58 GMT
    Valdosta police are looking for two men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away Sunday morning. (Source: WALB)Valdosta police are looking for two men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away Sunday morning. (Source: WALB)

    Valdosta police are looking for two men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away Sunday morning. 

    More >>

    Valdosta police are looking for two men who wrecked a stolen car and ran away Sunday morning. 

    More >>
  • Bankers aim to help folks with disabilities

    Bankers aim to help folks with disabilities

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-03-27 22:20:46 GMT
    Bankers and city leaders in Valdosta joined together to help people with disabilities. (Source: WALB)Bankers and city leaders in Valdosta joined together to help people with disabilities. (Source: WALB)

    Folks got together for a round table discussion Monday afternoon. Participants discussed financial accessibility issues for community members with disabilities.  

    More >>

    Folks got together for a round table discussion Monday afternoon. Participants discussed financial accessibility issues for community members with disabilities.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly