Crews prepare for storm, answer phones at EOC in Thomasville - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Crews prepare for storm, answer phones at EOC in Thomasville

Officials in Thomasville have gathered to answer phones and help residents as Hurricane Hermine approaches land. (Source: WALB) Officials in Thomasville have gathered to answer phones and help residents as Hurricane Hermine approaches land. (Source: WALB)
Emergency officials have been working around the clock to keep people safe. (Source: WALB) Emergency officials have been working around the clock to keep people safe. (Source: WALB)
Thomas County Fire Chief Chris Jones (Source: WALB) Thomas County Fire Chief Chris Jones (Source: WALB)
THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Thomasville is one of the areas in Southwest Georgia that could get 10 inches of rain.

Emergency officials have been working around the clock to keep people safe Thursday night as Hurricane Hermine approaches the coast.

Personnel from the city and county fire departments, law enforcement, public works and emergency management have been working at the Emergency Operations Center in Thomasville.

They've been answering the phones and responding to calls, and are ready to send crews to power outages and to clear roads if trees fall on them.

"When they're all at the table together making decisions together, it seems to work so much easier in trying to respond to those calls," said Thomas County Fire Chief Chris Jones.

The coordinated front is key in pulling off a task like this.

Emergency officials plan to man the phones for the next 12 hours.

They are also urging residents to call the hotline at (229) 227-5499.

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