3 Ga. Communities to Receive Federal Grants to Reduce Flood Chances

September 27, 2007

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3,320,761 in projects that will reduce the possibility of flood damage in three Georgia communities. Peachtree City and DeKalb and Douglas Counties each received a grant.

“Repetitive flooding is a very dangerous and costly problem in Georgia for property owners and local governments alike,” said Perdue. “I am pleased that a coordinated local, state and federal team approach has resulted in projects that will reduce or eliminate flood losses in these communities.”

Awarded through FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, the overall goal of these projects is to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of damage to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insured structures. This is accomplished by funding cost-effective measures such as elevating, acquiring or relocating flood-prone structures.

“FEMA helps homeowners and communities make safer places by reducing the flood risk and protecting property,” said FEMA Regional Administrator Phil May. “We are happy to help Georgians make better memories.”

Source: Office of the Governor of Georgia

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