White County receives StormReady recognition


White County EMA Director David Murphy

CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County Emergency Management Agency Director David Murphy received word last week that White County has again been recognized as a StormReady county.

In a letter to Murphy, David J. Nadler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the Georgia StormReady Advisory Board said, “I would like to congratulate you and your team on your jurisdiction’s StormReady re-recognition. It is clearly the result of your vision, leadership, hard work and commitment to the citizens of White County.

“They should take great pride and comfort in maintaining this status and, to a great degree, they have you to thank for it. The current StormReady recognition for White County will be valid for the next three years (2018-2021), and officially expires on February 28, 2021.

“As a StormReady county, you are authorized to use the StormReady logo in official letterheads, brochures, or other suitable documents.

“Congratulations once again to you and your team on this great achievement. We’re proud to have you continuing to be a part of the growing StormReady family in Georgia!”



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County Announces Storm Cleanup Plan


Public Safety Director David Murphy

CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County is implementing an Emergency Debris Management Plan to help county residents clean up after the storm that swept through the county.

Residents who live in the unincorporated area of the county who have vegetative debris on their property that needs to be disposed of, can help the cleanup process by moving all the debris (trees, stumps, limbs and leaves only) to the county road right-of-way for pickup.

Deadline for the public to place debris on the right-of-way is Thursday, Oct. 19 in order for it to be picked up by the contractor assigned by the county. Debris will only be removed from county right-of-ways.

A press release issued by the White County Emergency Management Agency asks that residents keep all debris away from fire hydrants, valves and public utilities. Please report illegal dumping and illegal dump sites to White County Code Enforcement at 706-865-6496.

For more information regarding storm debris cleanup efforts, contact the White County Emergency Management Agency at 706-865-9500.


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