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GEMA awards $3.6 million to Dougherty Co. for storm reimbursement

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DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

A federal reimbursement grant has been awarded to Dougherty County for the cleanup and recovery efforts related to the January 22 storm.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency awarded $3.6 million, which comes from funds in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Grant program.

The county was one of 22 counties to receive a Presidential Declaration for DR-4297 for the extensive damage caused by tornadoes and strong winds.

The grant will cover debris removal costs and the cost of personnel and equipment during clean up.

“I am very thankful that the County was able to expedite the reimbursement process with the help and cooperation of GEMA/HS. This simply would not have been possible if we were not all working as a team. Obtaining this large of a reimbursement in such a short period of time is a great step forward in our recovery process,” said Dougherty County Commission Chairman Christopher Cohilas.

Cohilas will receive the check on July 24.

The City of Albany was awarded a $1.5 million reimbursement from FEMA on July 11.

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