Lowndes County qualifies for Federal-State-Local Disaster Match program

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security recently notified Lowndes County Emergency Management of their qualification for the Federal-State-Local Disaster Match Incentive Program. PIctured: Scott Orenstein, Commissioner of District 2, Demarcus Marshall, Commissioner of District 4, Clay Griner,…

FEMA grants Georgia $818.5 Million

The GA Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recently announced that Georgia has received approval for an $818.5 Milllion grant from FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting these funds in connection with the Lost…

Expect Cell Phone “Presidential Alert” Today

VALDOSTA - On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 2:18 p.m., the first (and hopefully last) Presidential Alert will be transmitted via cellphones nationwide. It won't actually be from President Donald Trump, but from FEMA. This…

334th AEG Stands Ready to Execute Hurricane Response…

LOWNDES - The 334th Air Expeditionary Group launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and support personnel to pre-position at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., for potential Hurricane Florence response, Sept. 15, 2018, here. The…

Hurricane Irma: Georgia One Year, $193 Million Later

ATLANTA ­– One year after Hurricane Irma hammered the coast and toppled trees and powerlines across the state, Georgia’s recovery continues to move forward. More than $91.8 million has been distributed through federal programs to…

FEMA Approves $21 Million to Reimburse Florida Recovery…

FEMA Press Release: ORLANDO, Fla. – More than $21 million will benefit several local entities in Florida for Hurricane Irma-related expenses. FEMA provided 100 percent of the funding for the grants. Below is a breakdown: Broward County Sheriff’s…

FEMA Assistance Tops $1 Billion for Florida Hurricane…

Press Release: ORLANDO, Fla.– Federal assistance to help individuals and families recover from Hurricane Irma now tops $1 billion, seven months after the Sept. 10, 2017 disaster declaration. The $1 billion, approved through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program includes $693.4 million in…