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City of Atlanta Earns Federal Grant for Emergency Notification System Enhancements

Post Date:08/12/2015 5:00 PM
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Thế giới cáFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2015

Thế giới cáNews Release

City of Atlanta Earns Federal Grant for Emergency Notification System Enhancements

ATLANTA Thế giới cá–  The City of Atlanta announced today that it has been awarded an $88,650 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project grant by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to enhance its Emergency Notification System. The system is multi-platform with the ability to reach Atlanta residents and visitors by land line, cell phone, text message and email.

Thế giới cá“This grant will allow the City of Atlanta to make critical enhancements to our Emergency Notification System,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “Keeping our residents informed during critical events is a key part of my commitment to public safety, and with these additional funds, the City now has a greater capacity to alert and distribute emergency information as quickly as possible, to as many people as possible.”

The grant includes a federal share of $37,125, with the remainder of the grant coming from the State of Georgia in the amount of $8,865. The City of Atlanta contributed matching funds of $42,659. Federal and state dollars come from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which provides funds to state agencies and local governments for projects that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from the effects of natural hazards by breaking the repetitive cycle of destruction and reconstruction. The City of Atlanta was able to secure the grant funds by participating in and adopting the Fulton County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

To sign up to receive notifications from the Emergency Notification System for the City of Atlanta visit .

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