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Dougherty County EMA work for grant money

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February 7, 2008

Albany -- Dougherty County Emergency Management Agency officials meet with G.E.M.A. Representatives Thursday morning, one day after heavy thunderstorms rolled through South Georgia.

South Georgia only got heavy rain and high winds, from the same storm system that spawned tornadoes killing more than 50 people across the Southern United States.

The meeting with G.E.M.A. was scheduled before the storms.  Dougherty County officials are applying for state and federal funds to pay for more early warning equipment. Dougherty EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught said  "we take this very seriously. We practice it, so that during time of actual event we are prepared and ready to assist our community."  

 Dougherty County is applying for grants to pay for a reverse 9-1-1 System, which would call your phone to broadcast emergency messages.

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