Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will tour the flood ravaged areas of Georgia, which President Obama declared a disaster area today.
The White House said that Biden will survey the damage, discuss the federal government’s assistance, and visit with affected families.
The disaster declaration makes federal money available to families and businesses in Carroll, Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties. The assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs.
At least 10 deaths in Georgia and Alabama have been blamed on the torrential downpours this week, plus an estimated $250 million in damage.
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