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Dougherty County still recovering from Michael

Posted at 2:55 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 22:11:01-05

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Hurricane recovery could go on for the next few years in South Georgia.

And now Dougherty County is working to be proactive should another storm hurt the area.

Now Dougherty County Leaders are working on that solution through the Hazardous Mitigation Grant Program.

Roofs are still being repaired, yards are still being cleaned and homeowners are still looking for solutions after Hurricane Michael devastated the area weeks ago.

The grant program, a part of FEMA assistance, would not only aid the county in current storm recovery efforts. It could help them better prepare for future natural disasters.

If your home was in a flood zone and then severely damaged, you could potentially sell it to the federal government, offering another way for homeowners to recover and move forward after the disastrous storm.