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County Preparing For Emergency Situation


Quincy, Fla 5-2-13

We're less than a month away from the official start of Hurricane season.

Leaders are already preparing for that and any other emergency situation. In 2008, Tropical Storm Fay caused massive flooding along the western part of the viewing area, including Wakulla, Franklin and Gadsden counties.

This is just a prime example of what emergency personnel in Gadsden County will be training for in an emergency management workshop being held in Seminole County.

"We know we can't stop hurricanes or tornadoes or anything like that but we can try to save lives," said Gadsden County commissioner Brenda Holt.

Which is why Gadsden County commissioner Eric Hinson will attend the training to understand potential weaknesses and better ways to handle a disaster.

"Gadsden County is trying to stay on top of any emergency situation here in the state of Florida," said Hinson. "We experience so many major disasters throughout this country so we try and stay on top of every situation."

The county plans on hosting an education seminar on hurricanes in early June.


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