Need For Generators Discussed At Greenwood County Commission Meeting
The county’s need for generators was discussed at last Wednesday’s Greenwood County Commission meeting. Emergency Management Director Levi Vinson relayed that the Greenwood County Hospital is willing to donate their old generator to the county for use at Road and Bridge. He said that the generator is still in good condition, but the hospital was required to upgrade several years ago. He suggested using it at Road and Bridge because it would be large enough to power their facilities in the event of an outage. Vinson also suggested that the county purchase several portable generators to have on hand in the event of an emergency. He is working with surrounding communities on identifying potential shelters for disaster situations, i.e. a tornado or ice storm. If the county had portable generators and the shelters were equipped with the appropriate transfer switches, the county could help set up a safe space for those in need. Vinson would like to identify at least one shelter in the north (Madison), central (Eureka) and southern (Severy) regions of the county. He said that grant opportunities will be available in 2019 that could help in purchasing generators. He will bring back more information to a future meeting.
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