Commissioners approve debris plan contracts

Published: Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM.

“The likelihood of us ever needing this is slim,” Hagan said, “but this is something you do in preparing for your Opal, your Katrina, or your Sandy. This comes into play when things are so bad, your county employees can’t even get out to start clearing roads. This is for when your courthouse, your county offices are gone.”

Commissioner Charles Brock asked, “Just because we declare an emergency, that doesn’t mean the contractor automatically gets it? In general, debris is your main concern following an event.”

Hagan said the contractors would not automatically be called out, it would be up to the county to call out the contractors. “The first priority for roads being cleared falls on the Department of Transportation,” Hagan said. “Then the county works on debris on dirt roads and in public areas.”

“Where this comes into play is when the event is so significant, we couldn’t even begin to do it all by ourselves,” Bush added.

Commissioner Todd Abbott commended Hagan for his work on the disaster plan.

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