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Camden County receives grant related to Irma’s impact

Camden County receives grant related to Irma’s impact

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). The $34,000 grant will assist in updating the five-year Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The purpose of these grants are to assist communities to implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. Camden County was declared a federal disaster area after Hurricane Irma impacted the area with winds, rain, and flood damage in September of 2017.

“We are thrilled that FEMA and GEMA have provided this grant funding to Camden County,” said Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Chuck White. “The Hazard Mitigation Plan helps keep our community safe by reducing long-term risks to our citizens.”

The grant, combined with in-kind staff and planning time, will allow Camden County to update the existing Hazard Mitigation Plan. Activities for the new plan are expected to begin in 2020. The current Hazard Mitigation Plan is on the Camden County website and can be found by visiting

Picture Credit – Camden County Government –
From Left: Commissioner Lannie Brant, Commission Chair Jimmy Starline, Commissioner Gary Blount, Grants Manager Julie Haigler, Commission Vice-Chair Chuck Clark, Commissioner Ben Casey, and Camden County EMA Director Chuck White.

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