THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Carrollton, Kentucky)
PRESIDENT CLINTON INCREASES DISASTER AID FOR GEORGIA
The President today announced that he has amended the major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia, declared on March 11, 1998, to include seven additional counties. Cobb, DeKalb, Effingham, Fulton, Gwinnett, Liberty, and Long, hard hit by the severe storms and tornadoes, are eligible for federal disaster assistance.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures under the Public Assistance program. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
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