The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).
The $177,067.25 grant will assist in the purchase of six portable outdoor warning signs.
“These warning signs are an excellent way for the County to alert citizens about potential hazards and to monitor these sites,” said Camden County EMA Director Chuck White. “We are appreciative of this continued investment by both GEMA and FEMA in our emergency management infrastructure.”
During Hurricane Irma, Camden County EMA borrowed signs from a neighboring county to notify residents of existing hazards and other important emergency information. The purchase of these signs gives the EMA the capability of displaying messages and informing the public about potential dangers. The warning signs are equipped with cameras, allowing remote monitoring of the conditions surrounding the sign’s location. Coupled with other communications methods, including CodeRED and social media, the new warning signs assist in closing gaps in alerting the public about potential hazards.
Deputy County Administrator Shawn Boatright, Commissioner Gary Blount, Commission Chair Jimmy Starline, Commissioner Ben Casey, Grants Manager Julie Haigler, Camden County EMA Director Chuck White, Commission Vice-Chair Chuck Clark and Fire Chief Terry Smith.