Generator Safety

Generator Safety When the power goes out many homeowners to start up their generators. Generators are a great option for helping out during power outages, but they come with many safety concerns. Most of these concerns can be addressed by following generator usage guidelines, but two issues must always be topmost in the minds of…

Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire

Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire Video Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires and the actions homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL_syp1ZScM .   This…

Vacation Rental Property Owners Notice

Vacation Rental Property Owners Notice Important Notice to Owners of Vacation Rental Properties in Lumpkin County Lumpkin County Government is conducting an audit of vacation rental properties for compliance with the hotel-motel tax ordinance. Property owners offering any accommodation for short term rental — rooms, cabins, lodges, campsites, etc. –must purchase a business license and…

Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Lumpkin County

Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Lumpkin County DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY  Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Lumpkin County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas  The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed…