Donations for Augusta Evacuees heading to Savannah area

After thousands evacuated to Augusta from Savannah as a part of an agreement between the Garden City and Chatham County ahead of Hurricane Matthew, they are starting to head home.
After thousands evacuated to Augusta from Savannah as a part of an agreement between the Garden City and Chatham County ahead of Hurricane Matthew, they are starting to head home.

AUGUSTA,Ga (WJBF) The city of Augusta more than came through with donations for the evacuees in city shelters.

But with the crisis ending the city has cases and cases of bottled water and other donations left behind.

The city is Packing up these donation and will truck them to the Savannah area where they will be used at what are called post impact shelters.

“We had these resources that were collected to assist those evacuees that were in Augusta and so we’ve informed them we will be bringing it too Chatham County and they have excepted because they will still be sheltering some people in Chatham County,” said Fire Chief Chris James.

Meanwhile the city is working to collect its expenses from sheltering the evacuees.

The City administrator says Chatham County will petition the state so Augusta can be included in the disaster declaration and be eligible to get paid for its storm expenses.

If that doesn’t happen Augusta will bill Chatham County directly to be reimbursed.

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