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FEMA training for emergency management held in Savannah

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As local emergency management teams continue to oversee the recovery effort across our area, they're receiving some guidance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Representatives with FEMA met with public and private officials and law enforcement on Wednesday to go over federal procurement standards, which include correct ways to clean-up and manage debris after natural disasters like Hurricane Matthew.

"Contracts with debris haulers, debris monitors. If we need to purchase equipment or supplies or any other services to come in and mitigate or fix public infrastructure, we have to follow certain procurement standards that are regulated by FEMA. So we've got the team here today to teach us what those procurement standards are," said Dennis Jones, CEMA Director. 

Agencies like Chatham Emergency Management will take the information they learn and implement it into their strategies, in order to create a more effective way to manage the recovery.

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