Rockdale County will receive more than $196,000 in federal and state reimbursement funding for its cleanup efforts following tropical storm Irma, which occurred in September 2017.
The monies will cover the costs of resources the county used during the emergency relief and cleanup efforts.
Federal funding will reimburse 80 percent of the costs at $177,986 and the State will provide 8 percent at $18,165. In total $223,389.96 was spent to cover the efforts. Out of this sum, the cost to Rockdale and the taxpayer was 12 percent at $27,247.72.
From the period during and following tropical storm Irma, Rockdale County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Fire-Rescue, Department of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Rockdale Water Resources and Stormwater moved into action with emergency protective measures, and debris removal. Following Irma, the county removed and hauled 2,464 cubic yards of debris from the roadways (805 cubic yards short of an Olympic size pool).