Saturday, May 24, 2008

GEMA Distributes Hazard Mitigation Funds to the City of Alpharetta

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), on behalf of Governor Sonny Perdue, recently reimbursed the City of Alpharetta $102,385 for the costs associated with the construction of a detention pond to mitigate flooding to residential areas.

"We are pleased that the funding was available to take a common sense approach to mitigate flooding in these areas," said GEMA Director Charley English.

The purpose of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program is to provide funds to state agencies and local governments for projects that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from the effects of natural hazards by breaking the repetitive cycle of destruction and reconstruction.

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