FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Georgia Wildfires

By Newsroom America Feeds at 11 May 2017

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Georgia Wildfires https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/05/09/fema-authorizes-federal-funds-help-battle-georgia-wildfires 05/11/2017 08:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA--The U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Georgia to fight the West Mims Fire in Charlton County.

This authorization makes FEMA grant funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating and controlling the fire. Eligible costs can include labor, equipment and supplies used for fighting the fire and costs for emergency work such as evacuations and sheltering, police barricading and traffic control.

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