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State, local officials in Newnan ask FEMA to reverse individual assistance decision

Albany Herald

ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp, Congressman Drew Ferguson, and the members of the Coweta County state legislative delegation issued the following joint statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's rejection of Georgia's appeal of FEMA's initial denial of individual assistance.“FEMA's rejection of Georgia's request for individual assistance for Coweta County, following significant damage to the city of Newnan and Coweta County by an EF-4 tornado and other severe weather during March 25th and 26th of 2021, is very disappointing. After FEMA's initial denial, we all came together -- the state of Georgia, city and county officials, as well as elected representatives and civic groups -- to appeal their wrong decision and ensure they fully understood the devastation that families experienced during this traumatic storm. At a time when Congress and the Biden administration are proposing legislation to spend trillions upon trillions of taxpayer dollars, we continue to urge FEMA to do the right thing and grant the state's request for individual assistance to help Georgians who were impacted and are now trying to rebuild their lives.”

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