Bryan County emergency crews prepared just in case with the latest round of tropical activity

BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) – While it’s unclear which areas will be impacted by the latest round of tropical activity, emergency crews in Bryan County say it’s a reminder to prepare.

“We’re ready, we’re ready, but we’re just urging citizens to be prepared and to be ready and vigilant,” Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said.

As attention shifts to the tropics, Bryan County emergency crews say now is the time to prepare.

“We cannot let our guard down. Right now is a time when you should go ahead and get your stuff ready, build that kit, have a kit ready, have a place to go, and don’t forget about those pets, Howell said. .

Howell said his team held readiness talks with neighboring counties. Although he says the county plan is up to date, there are parts of it that worry him.

“The population is growing. So that means the timeline to try to get everyone out of here and the roads to get everyone out of here are going to be clogged and that’s what worries me,” Howell said.

He says the county is finally prepared and is no stranger to responding to natural disasters.

Less than six months after an EF-4 tornado devastated the north end of the county, crews say they are ready to respond to large-scale natural disasters.

“We learned a lot from our tornado. Clean up and rebuild is long term and we have a lot of work, all counties are up to trying to get the community back up and running,” Howell said.

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