Spalding EMA encourages citizens to prepare for extreme weather

STAFF REPORT ::: Hurricane Michael has intensified and is expected to make landfall this week. Advance warning is the most powerful preparedness tool for this event and all severe weather. Every family should have multiple methods for receiving severe weather alerts, including at least one with an audible alert to wake you in the middle […]

Deputy Chief Glenn Polk named Spalding EMA director

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Polk has been named director of the Spalding County Emergency Management Agency. According to a press release, Polk’s appointment as deputy was on May 2, approved by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Office of Homeland Security. In that position, Polk will be responsible for performing technical and […]

Spalding Office of Homeland Security issues Winter Storm Helena information

STAFF REPORT ::: According to the National Weather Service and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, some areas of Georgia may experience a “winter precipitation event” this weekend. During that time, parts of the state may experience rain that will transition to snow overnight due to freezing temperatures. As a precaution, the Spalding County Office of […]

Griffin Fire-Rescue issues Emergency Action Plan for Winter Storm Helena

STAFF REPORTS ::: Officials of Griffin Fire-Rescue have issued a press release in advance of the predicted winter storm warning that includes Griffin-Spalding County. The National Weather Service on 2:36 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, issued a winter storm warning for the Griffin area. Predicted precipitation calls for an estimated two to four inches of snow and […]