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Elder abuse and exploitation cases on the rise

September 21, 2023

Cook County Probate Judge Chase Daughtrey is urging citizens in the region to be aware of the rising increase of abuse and exploitation in the senior citizen community.  As the area’s population has aged, the chance of at-risk adults being abused or exploited has become more prevalent. In recent weeks, the Probate Court in Cook…

Understanding Your FEMA Letter

September 21, 2023

ATLANTA – Survivors in Cook, Glynn and Lowndes counties who applied for assistance from FEMA after Hurricane Idalia will receive an eligibility letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The letter will explain your application status and how to respond. It is important to read the letter carefully because it will include the…

Hurricane Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cook County

September 19, 2023

ATLANTA – The State of Georgia and FEMA have opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Cook County to serve Hurricane Idalia survivors from Cook, Glynn and Lowndes counties. DRCs are dedicated, accessible and established locations where specialists from FEMA’s Individual Assistance program can help survivors face to face. Highly trained specialists assist survivors through the…

President Biden declares major disaster in Cook, other counties

September 12, 2023

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Georgia and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Idalia on Aug. 30, 2023. The President’s initial action made Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Cook, Glynn,…

Hurricane Idalia slams Cook County

September 5, 2023

Last week, Hurricane Idalia hit the Gulf Coast of Florida as a Category 3 storm and then roared up through Cook County and other communities in South Georgia. The high winds and heavy rains toppled trees, closed roads, damaged homes and other structures, and left most of Cook County’s residents without power by knocking down…

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