Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
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 >>
September 1, 2005 from the Governor's Office
ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue signed an Executive Order today directing members of the Georgia Army and Air National Guard into active duty to assist Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in relief operations associated with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
“Georgia soldiers and airmen are headed west to assist the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama who are in need of our help and support,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “I ask the people of Georgia to keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they participate in these important relief efforts.”
The Governors of Alabama , Louisiana and Mississippi have requested this assistance pursuant to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. The Georgia Army and Air National Guard will provide an estimated 1,500 soldiers and airmen.
They will be mobilized from units throughout Georgia including the 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah; 78th Troop Command in Decatur; 116th Air Control Wing in Warner-Robins; and the Joint Force Headquarters at Dobbins Air Reserve base and Oglethorpe Armory in Atlanta.
Relief missions of the Georgia National Guard will include security, medical, airlift and support operations. The first Georgia National Guard assets sent to the affected area left on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 when three CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters left Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah for Louisiana and Mississippi.
Additionally, Georgia Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and UH-1 Huey helicopters are also currently positioned in the affected areas. Missions will be based on the needs identified by the Louisiana National Guard and the Mississippi National Guard. The first Georgia units are expected to be in place on Saturday.
Off-road Diesel Fuel Approved for On-road Use Governor Perdue also announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Georgia ’s waiver request to allow the use of high sulfur diesel fuel (off-road diesel) for on-road purposes through September 15, 2005. This has been done to increase the supply of diesel fuel and to minimize supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Under normal conditions, federal law requires motor vehicles to use low sulfur diesel fuel because it is less polluting, while the high sulfur fuel can be used only for off-road purposes.
“The purpose of this action is to increase the supply of diesel fuel across the state for all on-road use. It is especially important for our forestry, agriculture and trucking industries,” said Governor Perdue.