President Trump approves Georgia Disaster Declaration

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are coming to Georgia to tour the damages from Hurricane Michael. POTUS will land at Robins Air Force Base, Monday at 4:05 p.m.

Monday morning, President Trump approved the Georgia Disaster Declaration. In the state of Georgia, President Trump orders Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Michael beginning on October 9, 2018, and continuing.

The declaration action makes Federal funding available to affected people in the counties of Baker, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Miller, and Seminole.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help people and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding also is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the counties of Baker, Bleckley, Burke, Calhoun, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Emanuel, Grady, Houston, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lee, Macon, Miller, Mitchell, Pulaski, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Treutlen,  Turner, Wilcox, and Worth.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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