Hurricane Irma generates over 1,200 calls to Laurens County 911 call center

Sep 12 Written by 

Laurens County Council thanked all first responders on Tuesday night for their efforts during the heavy rain and fierce wind on Monday.

Laurens County Emergency Management Director Joey Avery told council that the 911 call center received over 1,200 calls on Monday. Avery thanked the dispatchers for being the first line of response and getting everyone where they needed to be.

“It was a phenomenal effort,” said Avery. “It took a lot of coordinated effort and planning.”

Laurens County Fire Coordinator Greg Lindley thanked all the firefighters, both volunteered and paid, for taking time away from their families to help those in need. Lindley said that Laurens County Fire Services encountered well above the normal call volume for a storm.

“This is truly a team effort,” said Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds. “We have been blessed and I appreciate everyone’s hard work.”  

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:19