ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Commission met Tuesday morning, and approved a declaration of emergency, due to the storms that ravaged the area Monday night.
Here is the text of the resolution-
WHEREAS: The County of Dougherty, Georgia has experienced an event of Critical significance as a result of tornadoes and high winds on the 2nd day of January, 2017, and;
WHEREAS: There exist emergency circumstances requiring extraordinary and immediate corrective acts for the protection of the health and safety of the citizens of the County of Dougherty, and,
WHEREAS: To prevent or minimize injury to people and damage to property resulting from this event,
NOW THEREFORE: The County of Dougherty declares that a local state of emergency exists.
IT IS ORDERED: That the County of Dougherty Emergency Management Agency activate the county Emergency Operations Plan, and,
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED: That the emergency management ordinances adopted by the Dougherty County Commission be operative.
Chairman, Dougherty County Commission