Radios will help keep Putnam Countians safe from severe weather events

Putnam County – Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter has announced the county has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approximately 2,500 portable emergency weather radios for public use.

The radios will help keep Putnam Countians safe from severe weather events.

Storm safety – Mayor Randy Porter (left) and Tyler Smith, Asst. EMA Director, holding one of the Emergency Weather radios that will be provided from the FEMA grant.

“With my background in emergency management services and recent memories of tragic weather-related events in our county, it is a top priority of mine to give our citizens the tools they need to stay alert,” said Porter. “We are fortunate to be awarded this grant to help 2,500 families in Putnam County receive information they may not otherwise have access to.”

The grant falls under the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and has a total value of $62,250, with only 5% of that being local funds.

Details on how to receive one of these radios will be released soon from Mayor Porter’s office.

“For those interested in receiving one of these radios, please look for announcements soon through local media or my account on social media for more information,” shared Porter. “I want to give special thanks to FEMA and TEMA for making these funds available for such an important cause.”

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