RANDOLPH CO., GA (WALB) - With a couple of months left in hurricane season, Randolph County commissioners decide to become a part of the National Incident Management System.
Now, if a storm hits and causes a lot of damage, the county could be reimbursed by the state and federal government.
It's a system many counties in southwest Georgia are a part of.
It saves the counties from having to take money out of their budget if a major storm hits.
Randolph County commissioners were recently made aware they could join.
"It's important simply for us because without it we are unable to ask for state or federal reimbursements during emergencies. We operate on a shoe string so it's important to get reimbursements when we qualify," said Franklin Etheridge, Randolph County Manager.
County officials still have to go through a training before the county will be fully qualified.