Georgia county will not recieve money from federal funds for tornado demages
A county in Georgia that had been ripped by a devastating tornado in the South in April is left without any federal relief funds, according to the authorities.
Greg Hogan, Murray County Commissioner stated on Tuesday that President Trump declined to declare the county a disaster site. Per Hogan’s words, the federal Emergency Management Administration found that the value of the damaged property wasn’t enough for federal relief funds. It should be at least $7 million.
“It broke my heart,” the Commissioner said.
254 homes were affected by the storm, 64 were completely destroyed. Hogan added that the county “was in the mobile home parks and the dollar amount just didn’t add up.”
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has 30 days to appeal the disaster decision by the federal government.