City of Albany to get more FEMA funds for debris removal

Congressman Sanford Bishop announced Wednesday morning that FEMA has allocated $2.747 million for debris removal. / Photo: WFXL File

The City of Albany will be getting some money in the coffers to help pay for last year's storm damage.

Congressman Sanford Bishop announced Wednesday morning that FEMA has allocated $2.747 million for debris removal.

“Our communities are still recovering from the tremendous destruction that was caused by the storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes that struck the region in 2017,” said Congressman Bishop. “Debris removal and rebuilding efforts remain ongoing. Fortunately, the FEMA grants announced today will provide much needed relief to the City of Albany and Macon-Bibb County. I thank FEMA for its diligent work on behalf of communities here and across the nation that have been struck by natural disaster.”

These funds are provided under FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which provides federal assistance to government organizations and certain private nonprofit organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration.

No date was given on when the city is expected to receive these funds.

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