Friday, May 23, 2008

It's Official: Macon Classified as Federal Disaster Area

The Telegraph is reporting that President Bush has declared Bibb and other counties in Middle Georgia a major disaster area as a result of the Mother's Day Tornado. As a result, we will receive significant financial assistance. For example, the feds will pick up the tab for the $100K plus the City of Macon has paid in overtime for storm clean-up. They will also pay for things like the destroyed 20K tornado siren at Macon State.

There is also help for individuals. As the Telegraph reports:

Residents and business owners who suffered losses may begin applying for assistance Saturday by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEM (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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