Lowndes County updated their emergency plan in 2004. Since then the county says they have made improvements. Some of those include new equipment for the fire departments and new vehicles at Public Works to assist in cleanup efforts.
The spokesperson for the county, Paige Dukes, says she gets emergency information out to the public on the county website. If the power goes out, Paige says she is also prepared.
"We have several locations throughout the county that have been designated as information points," said Dukes, "And that's one of those instances that we will work very closely with our fire and police to make sure citizens stay informed."
In the past, The James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta has been one of the locations residents have gone to for their information during an emergency.