1:58 pm September 24, 2009, by Aaron Gould Sheinin
Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Georgia on Friday to brief state and local leaders on federal response to this week’s devastating floods.
Biden will also meet witih families affected by the floods, the White House announced. More detailis are to be released later Thursday.
Biden’s visit comes the day after President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in four counties impacted by the flood.
Perdue asked for more than $16 million in direct federal aid. But the presidential declaration of an emergency will also make federal loans, grants and other resources available to homeowners, residents businesses impacted by the floods, which have claimed nine lives and caused more than $250 million in damage.
More to come …
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