Glynn County receives $6.7M grant for hurricane damage

Emergency director says goal is to get Glynn County back to pre-hurricane levels

Photo by Jerry McGovern
Photo by Jerry McGovern (Photo by Jerry McGovern)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Glynn County received a $6.7 million reimbursement grant Tuesday for the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security, over eight months after the Category 2 hurricane battered coastal Georgia. 

Due to the scope of the hurricane damage, Glynn County was one of the 20 counties to receive a presidential declaration for the grant, which covers debris removal and costs related to personnel and equipment. Many experienced power outages when Hurricane Matthew struck in October 2016. 

Downed trees and debris were scattered throughout Glynn County and residents were subject to storm surges.

Homer Bryson, director of Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security, said the grant would alleviate some of the monetary strain on Glynn County.

 “We are pleased to be able to help Glynn County receive this grant to reduce the financial burden the hurricane placed on the community. The ultimate goal is to bring the county back to pre-disaster conditions,” Bryson said.