Stokes Calls Chairman Culver OUT Over Emergency ManagementRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Apr 30 2015 5:33 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: About 6 to 8 months ago Rickey Stokes told Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver and Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams there was a problem in Dothan - Houston County Emergency Management.
Stokes told them there would be a problem when an emergency struck. Stokes asked them, were they going to fix the problem or allow an emergency to occur and our not be prepared.
Their decision was, do nothing and place the people of Dothan - Houston County at risk.
STOKES CALLS CULVER OUT 4:56 INTO INTERVIEW
On Sunday April 19th a tornado struck Cottonwood Alabama in Houston County.
The Cottonwood people were not happy with the management from Dothan - Houston County Emergency Management.
This past Saturday, whatever hit Dothan and Houston County. The emergency services as far as Dothan - Houston County EMA, were out of control.
While emergency service units were handling immediate needs, it is the responsibility of Dothan - Houston County Emergency Management have resources in the holding pattern and ready for deployment.
Emergency Management has 52 weeks, 365 days a year to PLAN and BE PREPARED for emergencies.
Chairman Mark Culver and members of the Houston County Commission placed the people of Dothan - Houston County at risk. While they were no injuries, the deployment of needs were not ready.
The weather sirens were not sounded. Emergency Management Office should have been fully staffed because of the severe weather warning. That warning was at 5:10 PM. A Dothan Police Officer shouted the tornado at Fieldcrest.
TO THIS DAY, NO SIREN SOUNDED.
On Monday, at 8:50 AM, Rickey Stokes sent to Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams and Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver a picture of the empty parking places.
Along with the picture was a text: "I guess emergency over even though 2,500 people still without power. It is 8:50 AM on Monday. Oh####. never mind it is a holiday".
In the interview Culver wants the public to think he went and checked and EMA was not at the office. LIAR!
There is ZERO excuse for not being active, no sirens being sounded.
And the Houston County Commission is placing you at risk!!! PROVEN.
BTW: I have been in the emergency service spectrum since 1977. NEVER has a weather briefing been at Dothan Fire Department. They have always been at Dothan - Houston County EMA. Again, Culver LIED.
Larry Williams and Dothan Fire Department, all Houston County Volunteer Fire, all emergency responders did a good job.