Telfair County prepares for Hermine

Telfair County getting ready for storm

Telfair County residents were stocking up on food and water Thursday afternoon, but they aren't the only ones in the southern county preparing for Hurricane Hermine. 

EMA Director, Lee Conner, says this could be a very severe storm for Telfair and he's advising people to be prepared for up to three days without power. 

"We're making sure that all our emergency equipment is ready to go," says Conner.

Thursday night, he held a meeting with nearly 25 emergency service department heads to go over storm plans.

"The biggest thing is making sure we have access to the critical patients and the people that call," says Conner.

Conner says their vehicles are stocked with oxygen and fresh water for people who end up in dangerous situations.

At the meeting the EMS leaders went over who has chainsaws, generators, and other tools needed during severe weather.

Conner is recommending to all Telfair residents to charge their phones and say indoors.

"Don't take this lightly, because this could be very severe for Telfair County and it's nothing that  we need to  play around with," says Conner. 

He estimates that there are about 70 emergency response workers in Telfair County standing ready to hit the streets. 


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