|North Carolina Department of Public Safety|
Beverly Eaves Perdue
Alvin W. Keller Jr.
North Carolina Department of Correction
|For Release:||Contact: Pamela Walker|
|Date: April 19, 2011||Phone: 919 -716-3841|
Department assisting with storm clean-up, security and supply delivery
Probation officers are helping with traffic control at road blocks; providing security in areas heavily damaged by the storms; and delivering supplies to victims. Currently, the officers are providing assistance in Lee and Bertie counties.
crews from various minimum security facilities are assisting with
debris removal in Bertie, Robeson and Greene counties. So far inmate
crews from Pasquotank Minimum Custody Unit and Tyrrell Prison Work
Farm have been deployed to clear debris in Colerain.
assigned to the work crews are in minimum custody and are screened
prior to being placed on jobs outside the prison facility. The
inmate crews are supervised by correctional staff. Any work
completed at schools is done when they are closed
In addition, the department has provided one of its trucks and a driver to deliver supplies to Emergency Operation Centers in Johnston and Bladen counties. The driver will be delivering pallets of water and roofing tarps.
Local county officials requested help through the State Emergency Management, which coordinates disaster response and clean-up following natural disasters.
Note: For more information, please call Pamela Walker at the number above. We will provide updates on any additional assistance provided as appropriate.
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