Emanuel County awarded $18,000 grant from GEMA

by | June 1, 2016 11:01 am

On Wednesday, May 25, Scott Sherman with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) presented Emanuel County Commissioner Chairman Desse E. Davis an $18,000 grant check for the County’s hazard mitigation plan. Emanuel County is better prepared for disasters with the recent approval of its local hazard mitigation plan. The plan is a long-term strategy to reduce the community’s vulnerability to natural disasters. Adopted plans identify hazards and potential hazards in the communities and create a framework to help community officials make decisions that may ultimately protect lives and property. The plan also outlines a strategy for implementing mitigation projects in Emanuel County, taking proactive steps to lessen the impact of future disasters and the costly expenses associated with them…

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