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…

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…

Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared? The day starts like any other day… but disasters happen quickly and often without warning. This is why we offer #CodeRED, a lifesaving notification system that keeps residents informed of emergencies near them. We’re strongly encouraging residents to enroll to receive alerts, so if you’re not already signed up for this free…

Reporting Power Outages

Reporting Power Outages Power outages may happen at any time.  Even though many power providers in our area have increased their technology to the point that they know power is out in a specific area, the technology does not tell them why the power is out.  That’s where you come in.  You still need to…

Generator Usage

Generator Usage If a portable electric generator is part of your preparation for winter weather and its’ possible power outages, please be careful!  If not installed correctly, portable generators can be deadly both to the user and to power company workers.  Generators produce carbon monoxide and in recent years, some homeowners have been killed by…