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.

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...

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...

Emergency Operations Center to provide `one-stop shopping'

...one-stop shopping." Once construction on a new Emergency Operations Center is completed, each department that falls under...One section of the building will be used as an Emergency Operations Center for Evans. The EOC will be used during major...

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...

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...

Korean officials study disaster response in Augusta

Inside the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center, Korean emergency medicine physician Sang Do Shin asked who was in charge, which brought a smile to the face of Pam Tucker...

Rants & Raves

...get electricity restored. I wish I could shake each hand individually. I BELIEVE THAT the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center chief (Pam Tucker) should be censured or fired for abandoning her responsibilities during the ice storm emergency...

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...

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...