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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.


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