ATLANTA, Ga. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been made available for Pierce County, Georgia, to help rebuild public property damaged by Tropical Storm Frances. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the county was added to the list of eligible jurisdictions based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
The deadline to apply for Public Assistance is 30 days from the date of declaration. This date is rapidly approaching for Georgia state agencies, local governments and certain private non-profit organizations affected by Hurricane Ivan and Tropical Storm Francis. IVAN
Hurricanes and other natural disasters threaten more than homes. They damage or destroy bridges, highways, public buildings, parks and water treatment plants, and leave tons of debris. Communications and emergency services are also disrupted.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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