OFTC Delivers 1,000 cots to Dublin GEMA Shelter
As Hurricane Dorian makes its way up the Florida-Georgia coastline, middle Georgia is preparing for an influx of visitors due to mandatory evacuations in both states. A Dublin GEMA Shelter is now open at several local high schools.
And as a result, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) is using their resources to addresses the impending needs in the local community.
“We were contacted by Lisa Beck, Emergency Manager for the Technical College System of Georgia, on Sunday and asked to send 2 commercial truck driving (CTD) trucks and trailers to Warner Robins to pick-up 1,000 cots and deliver them to a shelter in Dublin,” shared Marc Rogers, OFTC’s Chief Security and Facilities Officer.
OFTC CTD instructor, Joey Wooten, coordinated the pick-up of the cots in Warner Robins and delivered them to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) evacuation sites located at East Laurens County High School.
“As a state agency we are often asked to perform missions of this type during state emergencies,” Rogers shared, “as we have trucks and trailers and qualified drivers who can perform these missions.”
“We have even sent trucks as far as Louisiana to deliver supplies,” added Roy Williams, Dean of OFTC’s Trades & Industrial programs. “We are always ready to help in relief efforts such as this.”
For more info about OFTC, please visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.