State, local officials urge disaster preparations

...family is separated at work or school."Columbia County will hold a Prepare & Aware Day on Oct. 10 at its emergency operations center on Ronald Reagan Drive. The public is invited to attend, and six disaster kits will be given away as door...

Tropical Storm Erika fades; warnings end

...Haiti and eastern and central Cuba through Sunday. The Chatham Emergency Management Agency has demobilized its Emergency Operations Center and has moved back to normal operations.

Commissioners push for more public safety, other changes in SPLOST package

...I do support buying that channel."Commissioner Sammie Sias said he supported building a new joint 911-Emergency Operations Center, an item cut from Jackson's proposal, by the Fire Administration Building on Deans Bridge Road.The SPLOST...

Rebuilding SC's flooded roads could cost billions

...River, but we haven't heard as many calls," he said.Taylor spent nine hours Sunday at the county's Emergency Operations Center. It directed residents reporting dam dangers and road problems to call 211, allowing them to free up the...

You Remembered: Riot School

...misplaced description. It included every kind of physical facility needed in managing civil disturbances. Emergency Operations Center, communications center and similar functional areas.The climax of the course on the last day was the live...

Winter precipitation expected Tuesday

...Agency's operations center will be activated if the weather worsens. Columbia County was planning to activate its emergency operations center at midnight "in an abundance of caution," Tucker said in an e-mail. The center will remain open until...

Pam Tucker celebrates 37 years in local emergency management

...000-square-foot, state-of-the art Emergency Operations Center in Evans, funded by penny sales tax dollars...Tucker placing her three dispatchers in the emergency operations center. "We are a tight-knit group that relies...

Columbia County plans 45-day debris pickup

...hauled away.Tucker said anyone with issues of concerns about the contractor picking up debris should call the Emergency Operations Center at (7060 868-3303 by March 3. For more information, call the EOC or send an e-mail to emergencymanagement...

Columbia County contractor beginning debris clean-up

...construction materials will not be hauled away.Tucker said anyone with concerns about debris pickup should call the Emergency Operations Center at (706) 868-3303 by March 3. For more information, call the EOC or send an e-mail to emergencymanagement...

Ice storm could cause power outages, impassable roads

...began preparations to remove fallen tree branches and report power outages if they happen.The Richmond County Emergency Operations Center will be staffed around the clock beginning Tuesday afternoon, said Mie Lucas, the disaster preparedness coordinator...