Coweta County Launches Tornado Assistance Program

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From Special Reports 

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is launching a Tornado Assistance Program to help unincorporated residents impacted by the March 2021 tornado.

The program will initially focus on removing standing damaged trees within 125-feet of residences. Up to $10,000 may be allocated per parcel based on the site assessment.

Residents are advised to visit www.coweta.ga.us to verify if their property is included in the impacted area. If so, they will fill out the application here, and then review and sign a Right of Entry agreement. The application and Right of Entry form can also be picked up at the Coweta County Administration Building located at 22 East Broad Street, Newnan.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022 via the online application or at the County Administration Building. County staff will review the applications, perform onsite assessments and notify applicants in November if they are eligible. While applications are being processed, the County will pre-qualify contractors through a bid and/or qualification process. Local contractors are encouraged to apply via the County website (Bids & RFPs) once process begins. Work to remove the trees is expected to take place between December 2022 – March 2023.

The initial program will utilize the $1 million donation granted by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency in December 2021 to help offset costs incurred by the tornado.

For questions or additional information, please email [email protected] or call 770-254-2601.

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