Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
July 10, 2003
Albany- America faced one of its worst trajedies on September 11, 2001.
When the Trade Centers collapsed with thousands of people inside, rescue workers, doctors and nurses expected enormous numbers of casualties. In fear of running out of supplies, the federal government deployed the Strategic National Stockpile.
"This is a federal asset that is available in no more than 12 hours," said J. Paul Newell, District Health Director.
The program was developed more than four years ago. It's designed to provide medical supplies to a community throughout a large-scale crisis. After the World Trade Center bombings, the medical supplies were on the scene within seven hours of deployment.
"There were going to be times when the resources of communities from a health and medical perspective would be exhausted very quickly," Newell said.
The Stockpile contains medicines, antitoxins, chemical antidotes, vaccines and medical supplies and equipment. If a community needs a supply that's not in the stockpile, the government will find it.
On 9-11, 300-thousand filtration masks were shipped to ground zero to protect workers from air contaminants. Dougherty County leaders are now working to form a team that would handle those medical supplies if we ever needed them.
Public health has already determined that the supplies would come in to the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
"And we won't have to be worrying about where we can put our hands on them."
And South Georgians won't have to worry about getting adequate medical care. The Dougherty County team plans to begin meeting in about a month.