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|Vidalia gets first FEMA check|
The City of Vidalia has received $684,000 from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for expenses related to the 2011 Mississippi River flood.
"This was our first submittal and we will continue to submit requests," Copeland said. "I want to thank FEMA for working with us. It is a relief to receive that check."
Copeland said the money will be used to reimburse its general fund for flood-related expenses.
The FEMA check comes at time when things are looking up again on the riverfront with businesses reopened and activities returning to the Bryant Hammett Vidalia Conference and Convention Center. Copeland said the center is hosting the 13th Annual Food and Lifestyle Show this weekend.
He said parts of the riverwalk remain closed as the remaining Hesco baskets are being removed.
The Mississippi River crested in mid-May at Vidalia at 61.9 feet. Flood stage is 48 feet.
Copeland said preparation and recovery expenses thus far have amounted to about $2 million.
He said a second reimbursement request, also amounting to about $700,000 and also for flood preparation work, has also been prepared and filed.
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