Shannon Collins was on duty when tornadoes touched down in Thomas and Grady counties February 19th.
She did not activate Thomas county's reverse 911 system. After investigating the issue, county manager Mike Stephenson says Collins didn't have enough time to send out a warning.
The National Weather Service tornado warning was received by E-911 at 12:56am...The first tornado-related call came in at 1:05. It takes two to three minutes to set up a message and another five minutes to send the calls.
Collins was back at work the following Monday. Feedback
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