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…

Register for CodeRED Alerts

Register for CodeRED Alerts When people prepare for an emergency, it makes a real difference. Take charge of your safety by signing up for local emergency alerts and downloading emergency notification apps. Register for #CodeRED notifications so you can stay informed via phone, text and email. Enroll here: https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/7534D4C901B3.  Smartphone users can also download the…

Power Outage Map Links

Power Outage Map Links It’s getting close to that dreaded time of year when we could have snow and/or ice along with the associated power outages that often result from winter weather.  Lumpkin County is served by six different power providers.  To assist in keeping you informed, we have a link to all the power…