President Trump approves Georgia Disaster Declaration

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will land at Robins AFB Monday afternoon to tour damages from Hurricane Michael.

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are coming to Georgia to tour the damages from Hurricane Michael. POTUS will land at Robins Air Force Base, Monday at 4:05 p.m.

Monday morning, President Trump approved the Georgia Disaster Declaration. In the state of Georgia, President Trump orders Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Michael beginning on October 9, 2018, and continuing.

The declaration action makes Federal funding available to affected people in the counties of Baker, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Miller, and Seminole.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help people and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding also is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in the counties of Baker, Bleckley, Burke, Calhoun, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Emanuel, Grady, Houston, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lee, Macon, Miller, Mitchell, Pulaski, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Treutlen,  Turner, Wilcox, and Worth.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.