Tag Archives: 12 March 2012

Tornado report —Ashley Tye @ LCC 2012-03-12

No injuries or loss of life from the March 3rd tornado, but no disaster declaration and thus no government financial assistance, said Ashley Tye in a long report to the Lowndes County Commission this morning. Such reports are not normally repeated at the Tuesday evening regular sessions, so if you weren’t there, here is the only place you will see it.

Ashley Tye remarked:

The good news is that there were no reported injuries or no loss of life.
There was a lot of property damage. He said the National Weather Service determined it was an F2 tornado, and once it got to Walker’s Crossing it had winds of about 100 miles an hour. He said 34 homes were affected, of which 19 were destroyed, meaning uninhabitable.

He’s checking types of assistance that might be available.

Unfortunately, financial assistance is unavailable; it requires a federal declaration. And while the level of damage is obviously devastating to us in Lowndes County, it didn’t reach the level that would meet the threshold that would cause the governor to request a federal declaration.
He said there had been a tremendous outpouring of volunteer support. And insurance might pay off, although some people may not have enough insurance.

He added that the county’s code red emergency system worked well, and probably had something to do with there being no loss of life. I know I got at least six county code red messages that day before my message box filled up (I was in a building with no signal).

Commissioner Richard Raines asked if FEMA had to have a declaration for GEMA to respond. Ashley Tye answered: Continue reading

Video of this morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session 2012-03-12

The Lowndes County Commission had its regular work session this morning. Apparently some assembly was required. Here’s the agenda.

Here’s a playlist:

Video of this morning’s Lowndes County Commission Work Session 2012-03-06
Work Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 12 March 2012.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.


Busy schedule at Lowndes County Commission 2012-03-12 2012-03-13

A retiree recognition, an appointment, 2 liquor licenses, 3 rezonings, 3 grant documents, and a beer license, discussed 8:30 AM Monday morning at the Work Session, to be voted on 5:30 PM Tuesday evening at the Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission.

Here’s the agenda.


WORK SESSION, MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
327 N. Ashley Street – 2nd Floor
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