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Georgia governor urges lawmakers for more Hurricane Michael relief funding

Georgia governor urges lawmakers for more Hurricane Michael relief funding
Georgia governor urges lawmakers for more Hurricane Michael relief funding
Posted at 6:25 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 18:25:00-05

(WTXL) - Some are calling the damage caused by Hurricane Michael unprecedented. 

Now, state representatives in Georgia are looking at a proposed bill that could potentially fund a little under $300 million in storm recovery efforts.

But representatives said this funding would just be the start. They said this is actually a small amount of money when compared to the economic hit the Southwest Georgia region took after Michael. 

"What Michael did was just add to a problem that was already existing in Southwest Georgia," said Winfred Dukes, Georgia State Representative of District 154. "So I think it would be an excellent opportunity for us to be able to address some of those concerns we had before Michael and now those things that have just been accentuated after Michael." 

Representatives said it should take at least five days to look at this proposed bill.

They will come back and reconvene each day, taking new looks and approaches at the legislation.