Dougherty County Sheriff Deputies ready to help tornado victims - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Dougherty County Sheriff Deputies ready to help tornado victims

Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies are on standby, waiting to be called to help in tornado disaster areas.

The Emergency Management Assistance Compact asked the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for help.

They requested law enforcement officers to relieve stressed officers who have been working overtime in damaged areas,  especially in Alabama.

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul told GEMA he would send two deputies. 

He already has volunteers waiting for the call.  "I've already had some of the deputies approach me and ask me about it. Some of these same deputies were here in 94 and 98 when we had our floods and some of them lost their homes. And they knew what it meant to have people come in to their homes and help," said Sheriff Sproul.

There have been reports of looting in Tuscaloosa and other storm ravaged areas.

The extra officers have not been pressed into duty yet,  but Sheriff Sproul says his deputies are ready.


Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:50:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

    More >>

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

    More >>
  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>
  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly