Hurricane Florence: Georgia sends 911 dispatchers to North Carolina

As the remnants of Hurricane Florence continue to impact the Carolinas, Georgia is offering a helping hand to its northern neighbors.

Georgia TERT —short for Telecommunication Emergency Response Taskforce — sent eight 911 dispatchers to North Carolina on Monday.

The communication officers will be working in Sampson County, which is near North Carolina’s coast, between Fayetteville and Jacksonville.

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The team from Georgia will provide relief for the staff working in that county by taking 911 and emergency calls and dispatching operations.

The eight from Georgia heading north are: 

• Mandy Ptak (Baldwin County)

• Lauren Stallings (Cherokee County)

• Jessica Austin-Hashimoto (Cherokee County) 

• Stephanie Jones (Roswell Police Department)

• Savannah Roberts (Paulding County)

• Eve Cogsdell (Paulding County)

• Kailey Gould (Habersham County)

• Beth Alewine (Habersham County)

The team is expected to return on Sunday, Sept. 23. For more information on Georgia TERT, visit its website.

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