Thursday, July 31, 2008

GEMA Distributes Mitigation Funds to the City of Decatur

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), on behalf of Governor Sonny Perdue, recently reimbursed the the City of Decatur $1,106,168.05 for the costs associated with the acquisition and demolition of four properties subject to flooding.

"These improvements will pay major dividends in terms of reducing flooding and destruction in this area," said GEMA Director Charley English.

The purpose of Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program is to provide funds to state agencies and local governments for projects that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from the effects of natural hazards by breaking the repetitive cycle of destruction and reconstruction.

For additional information on mitigation programs please contact GEMA toll-free at 1-800-TRY-GEMA or visit the GEMA Web site at

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